Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Noodle arm (just one) and running my own experiment

Last night, I had a thought. There is a community pool that is close to where my mom works. I figure I can get up early, jog there and swim. My mom will drive to work. I will pick up the car and drive to work. Then after work, I will pick her up.

I tried out the new schedule today. So far it worked pretty well. I get time to train. My mom can use the car. I can use the car to get to work. I will test it out a few more times to see how it feels.

My left arm is noodley (yes, it's a new word). When I was swimming freestyle (err I mean learning to swim freestyle). My right arm is strong and pedal hard. My left arm is weak . I spent a lot of time focusing on my strokes. How my arm comes out of the water and goes back in. I figure this is a good place to start.

I notice my thighs are achy after the swim. I have read that you should use your hips to propel you. I figure I am running out of breath so fast is b/c I am not doing that. I am probably kicking with my legs (runner's kick?).

I was talking to a friend who wants to get into tri sport last night. I told him that I am running my own experiment. I am trying to figure out what is the best way for my body to perform. I think that's true for any tri or runners out there. Each of our body and our situation is different. It is up to us to hypothesize, test, analyze and reach a conclusion.

Last note, my mom came back from the doctor checkup. She told me her osteo just got worst. She wants me to help her look for a treadmill. I am joyful to hear that she wants to exercise more. I was joking how she can run with me :).


William said...

Hey I think you are right! We each find our own way.

Does you Mom have osteoarthritis or osteoporosis? My mom has really bad osteoporosis.

D said...

I think I am afraid of the swimming pool...I can't remember the last time I swam.....

Good news that your mom is going to get a treadmill - hopefully this will help her.

Cute cat by the way!

Papa Tweet said...

Hey Clif,
I read about your nose bleeds on Common Man's blog. Are you taking ibuprofen for your tooth? When I take Ibuprofen, I get nose bleeds. Just a thought.

Recovering Alumni said...

Yes, you should be swimming from your hips! When you do, your arms won't get nearly so tired. Check out this website, they've got some great info.

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