Day 7 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swim Adventure: Hitting 10k – by adding up a week of swims

Yesterday being Sunday,  I took the whole family to the local pool in the afternoon. It was lots of fun for everyone, we even brought a picknick. And what is more, after 6pm, the pool had cleared enough to almost swim unimpeded. I put in 2175 meters. Without doing so on purpose, I hit exactly… Continue reading Day 7 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swim Adventure: Hitting 10k – by adding up a week of swims

Day 5 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swim Adventure: Picking a race and turning pool time into a date night

Been looking at which Open Water races to compete in next year on my way to the Big 10k. There are some races in Spain that look perfect date-wise and my better half and I could both sign up for, not to mention maybe one or two of the kids, as they have  shorter sections… Continue reading Day 5 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swim Adventure: Picking a race and turning pool time into a date night

Day 4 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swim Adventure

Whoaw. Inspirational time in the water: I swam with a powerhouse in the next lane this time. She kept pushing past me, doing very fast laps, then lots of drills and variations. We had a quick chat when she got out, and turns out she is a former Bavarian state level swimmer. Inspiritational stuff. So… Continue reading Day 4 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swim Adventure

Day 3 of the Great Big Marathon 10k Swim Adventure

Yesterday I swam 2.7k in our local 25m indoor pool. I was swimming for just over 47 minutes to do 109 laps according to my Garmin Swim. Mucked around a bit for drills (also: did not put drill timer on) but sets should still be accurate. Workout: 200m warmup at 1.34 minutes per 100m 1000m… Continue reading Day 3 of the Great Big Marathon 10k Swim Adventure

Day 1 of the Great Big Marathon 10k Swim Adventure: The Goal and how and why I want to get there

Given my, um, imperfect record of sticking to goals, and in order to avoid making this seem like a fanciful New Year's resolution, let me go on the record today, right now, 16 December 2014, with my next swimming goal: the magical 10k Open Water Swim. That is a lot more than I have ever… Continue reading Day 1 of the Great Big Marathon 10k Swim Adventure: The Goal and how and why I want to get there

The Digital Revolution does not change the most important thing about journalism

A most important point about the digital revolution in journalism currently under way is this: That whilst it changed pretty much everything, from paradigms of scale to the organisation of knowledge and the tools of all trades, it did not change the actual role and function of journalism. Nor did it change its importance for… Continue reading The Digital Revolution does not change the most important thing about journalism

Was unrecht ist an der Welt

Stimmt es, dass die durchschnittliche Aktie heute in unter einer Minute gekauft und wieder verkauft wird? Ist doch egal, wie viele Sekunden es dauert: Das Bild illustriert, in welch schwindlig-absurden Extreme der Kapitalismus wirklich eskaliert ist, in dem wir leben. Dabei gibt es zwischen einerseits diesem Kapitalismus, vor allem dem Neoliberalismus, und andererseits dem genauso… Continue reading Was unrecht ist an der Welt