Wednesday, July 26, 2017

3200 Yards Mid-Tempo Swimming

I've done a lot of aerobic-paced open-water work lately, so I wanted to put in a better quality workout when I hit the water last night.  I didn't have quite as much time as I might've liked, but I managed just under two miles in maybe forty-five minutes.  That owes mostly to fast intervals rather than to any commitment to minimize rest breaks.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Trailers Coming Out of SDCC

This one might be my favorite...

Friday, July 21, 2017

5 Things on a Friday: Vegas Sets the Lines

Happy Friday, folks.  I hope everybody out there in Internetland is feeling it for the weekend.

Let's get it on!

Thursday, July 20, 2017


I've been watching HBO's True Blood for the past few weeks via Amazon Prime.  I wouldn't bring it up, except that it's been cutting into my writing time in a serious way.  But I can't shake it.  Cajun Redneck Vampire Porn turns out to be surprisingly addictive once you get into it.

I just started Season 4.  I'm sure I'll be back to a more regular schedule in a couple of weeks.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

4600 Yards & a Bit of Swimming Philosophy

It's been kind of a slow week since last Saturday's long open water swim.  I rode my commute a few times, but I got shut out by rain on Friday, and I only managed a little more than 2000 yards when I finally hit the pool Thursday evening.  When I got into the water late this morning, I felt like I needed to catch up.

I still don't know that I necessarily had my best stuff, but my times were decent, and I managed to hang in there until I started feeling at least somewhat like myself in there.  More and more, that's what it takes to have decent workouts.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Long Open Water Swim

Sally and I went for a long swim yesterday, me actually in the water and her following in her kayak.  We started at the Boat Club about ten minutes before high tide with the idea that we'd swim with the current out from the club, through the mouth of the estuary, past Short Beach to Stratford Point, and on to Russian Beach.