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Going Solo by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming Today I was in the water at 5:13am and started 2000 free strong 2000 pull 2000 - 1000 free, 500 kick, 500 IM order by 125 2000 free strong 2000 pull 2000 free strong ... Read on »
Crystal blue by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming Since we are up at the cabin in Logan, I went to Utah State University's HPER Pool. Everytime I swim here I get sentimental because I feel like I go back in time since the ... Read on »
Heat wave by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming The view outside my office window towards downtown SLC Today was a beautiful day!  I was looking forward to this afternoon's Bountiful Lake Swim.  Two days ... Read on »
Flowerpower by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming You'd think with all this cold water swimming that I'd be acclimated to cold in general.  Not so.  Everytime I go in to the locker room at SDRC its a little chilly.  When I ... Read on »
Mentally with it by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming Last night I stayed up too late (10:30pm) watching a DVR copy of Biggest Loser with Cathi.  There are only two shows I watch: Survivor and Biggest Loser.  I was worried when ... Read on »
The joy of sleep by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming This morning I woke up at 4:00 am, but snoozed the alarm and I kept having dream after dream between snooze button.  I decided that my subconscious need some TLC, so I skipp ... Read on »
Work related post - Don't use NOT EXISTS in query by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Ever need to look for missing data? For instance, the table TLD_HEADER is the header for TLD_SALES_DATA, TLD_MGR_OVERRIDE, TLD_REASON, and TLD_TENDER_DATA. Originally ther ... Read on »
Exhausted by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming Got in the pool at 5:28am and did 2000 - 2 x 1000s free on 15:00 100 easy and then joined masters400 choice warmup 800 - 16 x 50's (25 fly back, 25 free) on :55 2000 - ... Read on »
Now this is winter swimming! by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming Today it snowed quite heavily in downtown Salt Lake.  It didn't really stick, but it looked like a blizzard at times.  Austin wanted to go to the table tennis club tonight s ... Read on »
I'm officially back to being "Chunky" by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming I like to pretend that my wife hurt my feelings today when she said, "the old chunky Gordon is back" comment.  OK I admit I've been making really bad food choices lately and ... Read on »
Breaking bad habits by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming The last 24 hours including this morning I have had a headache.  Not a migraine, but about a 4 on the pain scale. I think it's because I have been depriving my body this las ... Read on »
Half Mile in 11:20 @ 48° water by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming Today I brought my Mom along with me on this afternoon's swim.  The sun was shining nicely, but the air temp was still pretty cool (49° F).  The water warmed up just a littl ... Read on »
Not the right mindset by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming Yesterday evening on the way home from work I stopped at BL.  The wind from the south was pretty strong and causing some pretty good waves in the lake.  I took a temp and wa ... Read on »
Cold water training by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming One of the biggest comments that hit me like a brick this last weekend was the need to constantly do cold water training if that's what your event will involve.  The hands d ... Read on »
1st annual Open Water Safety Conference in San Francisco, CA by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming The Utah LMSC sent me to attend the first annual Open Water Safety Conference this weekend. I learned a TON of stuff and took LOTS of notes, so I'll try to organize it ... Read on »
Drained by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming Slept in a little and was in the water at 5:45am 1000 free Then joined masters 300 - 100 swim/IM drill/kick 500 - 10 x 50's kick with fins rotate IM kick 800 - 4 x 200 ... Read on »
Half a mile in 50° with no wetsuit by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming Swam a half mile at BL tonight.  The temp read 50.0° exactly.  I tried to stay relaxed at times and not push it, and at other times, I really kicked hard and did long strong ... Read on »
Swim Safety Device by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming It seems like Josh Green and I have an ESP thing going.  Often we're thinking the same thing and it's kind of freaky.  Last week Josh brought a Swim Safety Device(SSD) to th ... Read on »
Some interesting stats... by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming Today's workout I wrote up early this morning and was in the water at 5:15am 1000 free easy 600 - 6 x 100's odd one arm drill, even catch-up, fingertip drag drill 1000 - ... Read on »
Results of the 1 hr postal by Gordon G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming This weekend I was off with the scouts and also took the kids swimming at Surf N' Swim, but I didn't get any laps in on Saturday. I did get an email from USMS. The result ... Read on »