Day 88 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swimming Adventure: Clocking 5k daily, losing weight – and avoiding bugs

Been swimming pretty much a daily 5k during the week since my last update, though typically again one day some appointment or other will botch my plans to make it to the pool every morning during the working week. But you know what? Four times a week is fine at the moment. So far this… Continue reading Day 88 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swimming Adventure: Clocking 5k daily, losing weight – and avoiding bugs

Day 50 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swimming Adventure: Building speed, experimenting with plant-based protein powder (and driving through blizzards)

Argh. I have been looking everywhere for the Garmin USB stick. Without it, I cannot transfer the data of my swims onto the computer. Anyway, till it shows up, let me just give you a breakdown of today and yesterday: 2 February 2015: Swam 3.400m all up - 136 lanes in the 25m pool. The… Continue reading Day 50 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swimming Adventure: Building speed, experimenting with plant-based protein powder (and driving through blizzards)

Day 38 of the Great Big Marathon Swim Adventure: A week of getting up at 5:30 – plus nutrition, training plans and the thing about sprints

Tomorrow, Friday, will mark the first week of getting up at 5:30 am, driving 45 minutes to the pool, then getting a subway to work every morning. The initial euphoria has worn off, as was to be expected. That has advantages, too: Getting up at 5:30 still is a challenge, but my body clock woke… Continue reading Day 38 of the Great Big Marathon Swim Adventure: A week of getting up at 5:30 – plus nutrition, training plans and the thing about sprints

“Veggie Day” der Grünen: Spiessig, selbstgerecht und schädlich

Das Problem mit der Forderung der Grünen nach einem Zwangsgemüsetag ist ein dreifaches. Hier stimmen weder die sonnenblumige Anglo-Verpackung, noch der vorgebliche Inhalt, noch die Motivation. Auf Bairisch gesagt: Das ganze ist ein rechter Schmarren.Erstens: Die Verpackung. Ganz schön groovy, diese Greenies! Der Begriff erinnert an Plakate einer Drogerie-Kette kurz vor ihrem Konkurs: "For You.… Continue reading “Veggie Day” der Grünen: Spiessig, selbstgerecht und schädlich