Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dates and Records and Fumidity

Records are meant to be broken.

Success in the pool continued yesterday, this time for the 200 yard distance. My previous 200 PR was a 3:07. I was able to match that only once and was flirting around in the 3:09 range for awhile, but I just could NOT break that. Maybe it was mental?

Yesterday it fell. After a 500 yard warmup, we did a 6 x 200 set, descending 1-3, 4-6. The times came out as follows:

3:06 New PR!
3:05 New PR!
2:53 New PR!

We called it a day after #6 :) So I smashed my record by 13 seconds! Where the heck did that come from?!?!? For almost a year I couldn't touch that 3:06. It went down hard yesterday.

So that made it two workouts in a row where I felt like utter poo going into it, but came out feeling victorious. Aren't the end of training cycles just fun!

"It doesn't get any easier, you only go faster"
- Greg Lemond

This morning was a "Fumid" run. What is Fumidity? Well, lop the "H" off of humidity, take the "F" from.......well, I'll let you figure the rest out :) .....needless to say, I thought it was about 90 degrees @ 6AM this morning, but it was only 70 with about 200,000% humidity! It was tough to breath! If I had ran fast enough I could have jumped into a superman pose and taken off! Good 6 mile super hilly run. I think my body is ready to taper!

Gonna wrap this post up with Dates. Not the "on this day 2 years ago" kind of date, but rather the yummy edible kind. Ever since I was introduced to the Larabar, I went to the grocery and bought some dried dates. Holy moly bejeezus my life changed!

If you haven't tried a dried date, especially a Medjool Date, which is larger? TRY ONE! Soooooo good! And quite healthy too. Careful! Two of em make up 140 calories and watch out for the seed.


  1. u rock!!!!

    re: languages: i speak english (obviously), polish, i can understand greek perfectly and speak a little, and i can sorta speak and read Korean. :)

  2. Woohoo! Congrats on the swimming PR! I can only hope to be that fast someday.

    Oh..I love dates! I get a big container of them from Costco and I use them in my homemade bars and as snacks. My boys love them too, so sometimes I'll put one in their snack mix. Yummm!

  3. Great swimming...need to stockpile Larabars and try dates! I love humidity...especially after below zero winter temps!

  4. Congrats on the PR. That rocks!!!

  5. NICE!!! Congrats!!!

    The 200 free was my event in swimming, I loved it

  6. I was sooooooo happy to have a rest day yesterday, it was hotter than Hades!

    I am loving taper! I did a 1:30 bike and :30 run this morning and felt awesome (and fast!).

    Dates are yummy. try one with a little cream cheese in it. It is decadent, but oh so yummy!!!

  7. My wife and kids don't like dates which is great for me, because I do! Brendan Brazier (Thrive Diet) has a recipr for energy gel using dates and coconut oil. Yum!

  8. Nice 200 PR Jon!

    That picture of the date does not look too appetizing ... sorta looks like a brain.

  9. Congrats on the new PR, that is some awesome work!!
    I can probably get on board with the date thing but if you start eating prunes, we might have a problem...just keep that in mind!


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