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  • 8 miles
  • 06:16 time
  • 1782 calories
  • 6 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. Back update:
    I probably need a bit of an update on this back/spine situation. I still have a pars fracture in my L5. It is causing me a great deal of pain and instability and has not allowed me... read more

    • Bill H.

      I agree on the fusion. I've known a few people- including my wife - who have had fusion and all it seems to do is move the problem somewhere else along the spine. Surgeons don't see that as a problem - "yes, come on back in and we'll fix that for you". There's no 100,000 mile warranty. Any alternative to fusion might better.

      about 5 hours ago Like1 person

    • Holly T.
      Holly T.

      I think I will probably end up having some version of a fusion, but after some discussion with my coach today we both agree that it would be best if I could see the guy in Miami, who seems at the least, interested in helping me return to sport. All the other guys have told me to take up knitting or netflix.

      about 5 hours ago Like1 person

    • Helene W.
      Helene W.

      Unfortunately, so many doctors act that way, Holly. So not surprised! So go see that surgeon in Miami if you can, because this is YOUR BACK, YOUR LIFE.

      about 5 hours ago Like

  2. FIT
    good coach time. 01:24

    Arc trainer for 15 mins.
    mobility warm up which includes some stretching, and stuff like sit-ups and stuff
    dead lifts
    lat pull down
    chest press
    followed by long discussion about what to do abou... read more

  3. swim
    good 2 more 2000 yd

    ugh swam 1400 and then 750 more... too much lightning in Fl right now.

    • Bill H.

      Summer in Central Florida - I remember trying to play baseball in between afternoon thunderstorms. Good for you getting that swim in.

      about 6 hours ago Like

  4. swim
    Slept late 1250 yd 00:27 38:00 pace

    So I slept late. Short swim my left shoulder is a it sore. Gonna be good.

    • Bill H.

      I hope that clears up quickly, Holly.

      about 15 hours ago Like

    • Helene W.
      Helene W.

      You might want to switch to aomething else, give time for your shoulder to heal?

      about 10 hours ago Like

    • Holly T.
      Holly T.

      I would love to Helene, if there was anything else i could do...

      about 6 hours ago Like

  5. swim
    good workouts... combined. 5100 yd 01:40 34:30 pace

    So.. I did 2500 in the am and 2600 in the pm. 5K I would have loved to try out a speed short intervals workout of 5K in one session, but I do have the job thing.
    So duplicate workouts.
    10 x 100 ... read more

  6. FIT
    good putting in the time. 1.3 mi 01:45 80:46 pace

    I did 30 mins on the ARC trainer... then I did some sets.
    dead bugs
    empty cups
    arm stretchy thing
    stir the pots (Ha they inflated the balls at the gym and this got a l... read more

    • Bill H.

      I wish your spine was behaving. Your workouts are so awesome with an uncooperative back. But you'll get there. Keep going. Do people still collect stamps? I still have my father's stamp collection.

      2 days ago Like1 person

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    • Honestjim

      I know what you mean, constant pain/niggles does make you question why sometimes!

      2 days ago Like

    • Petite

      Hang in there while babying that back, Holly!

      1 day ago Like

  7. swim
    Morning swim 2600 yd 01:00 40:36 pace

    Pretty easy going swim. Pool felt like swimming in glass after yesterday...

  8. swim
    alright Indian River Lagoon 6000 m 02:30 40:14 pace

    not really sure how long this took. It was a tough tough swim. Firstly I kind of retreated to my bed ALL day Saturday trying to deal with my back and the insurance problems, so not feeling really ... read more

  9. swim
    alright half a workout 2050 m 00:55 43:10 pace

    Have a bit of a sore shoulder. I'm not doing too well as I am struggling to get approval for an appointment with a very good surgeon for my back. The entire process is hindered by all sorts ... read more

    • Paul M.
      Paul M.

      Your frustration is warranted, however I still believe you are strong enough to endure.

      5 days ago Like

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    • Pope Jan
      Pope Jan

      Hang in there! All good things come to she who waits!

      5 days ago Like

    • Bill H.

      I think I can understand why you are frustrated. Get out there tomorrow and burn off that stress. Focus on swimming (uhh, not that you haven't been doing that...)

      5 days ago Like

  10. FIT
    Arc 1.3 mi 00:30 23:04 pace

    So arc trainer bit different from an elliptical. I didn't want to do it but figured it would be good for me which it was!

  11. swim
    Endless pool 1500 yd

    It was lightning so lucky me coach said I could endless pool it. That was not a great workout. I had trouble getting into a rhythm. I can see why people want waterproofed music. So well I got some... read more

  12. FIT
    good best Day Ever? Maybe 01:00

    Workout with coach. This may qualify as a best day ever. I've been researching and trying to find an appropriate fix for issues plaguing my back. We finally found some articles. He really ... read more

  13. swim
    good the pool 4000 yd 01:45 46:11 pace

    not really sure how long this all took, swam 2000 in the am and 2000 in the pm. My body is sore and this went slowly, but I got the yards in which is an accomplishment given our current weather.

  14. swim
    Tuesday fun day 2900 yd 01:10 42:28 pace

    So short interval Tuesday for whatever reason I like these. Sooo 10x100 done with a 300 warm up. I should have done 11 times 100 but by number ten my goose was cooked. Then 4 x 400 descending. I ... read more

  15. swim
    good Once not enough 2750 yd 00:59 37:45 pace

    Once really was enough for me, but the plan had this humongous number on it, so in I went. Pool was super warm. did 500 repeats and paid very little attention to time.
    Glad to be done, and very... read more

  16. FIT
    monday fun day

    20 mins on the arc trainer.
    Wall balls
    Plank Only got to 1:30
    side planks (man those are from hell)
    crunches on the bosu
    Dead bugs
    1 legged bridges (also from hell)
    pushups (I rocked these!)
    Mounta... read more

  17. swim
    Morning wake up 1750 yd 00:45 45:15 pace

    Slow going this morning. I really wanted to sleep some more... Swim itself was nice and smooth. Glad to get some of the volume done today.

  18. swim
    good Pool time. 5000 m 01:57 37:39 pace

    So After last week's training, all I could think was... "It's only 5K" which is kinda funny, since 5K isn't exactly the shortest swim ever either. At any rate, it was MUCH... read more

  19. swim
    Luckys fundraiser 3150 m 01:15 38:19 pace

    Pancake breakfast to raise some cash for our octogenarian swimmer now cured of pancreatic cancer. Expenses post cancer really add up. Anyway I swam a lot and missed all the pancakes which did make ... read more

  20. swim
    good 2 workouts in one 3150 yd 01:00 33:31 pace

    I swam this morning for about 2700. This evening... I got started sooner than I had a few meters in the lightning alarm sounded. It;s summer in Fl for sure.
    The morning swim was pretty... read more