Fluidesign: Battered, but unbowed

I went and removed the tree from my poor boat.  Then I gently removed the cover.  I tried to massage it back into a boat like shape.  With a loud pop, it started to look like a boat again.

A ton of damage, but at least it looks like a boat.  Remarkable resilience really.

 

The before picture

2016-04-08 17.40.10The after pictures

So, the fine folks from Fluidesign will be picking it up on April 20th and taking a shot at repairing it.  If they succeed, I now have a great boat name “Phoenix”, or maybe the french version “Fenix”.

 

Thursday: 3 x 20′ / 1′ on slides

Sunday:  Red Eye to munich, arrived in the afternoon.  Straight into meetings.  No training

Monday:  Breakfast with customer, then prep meetings, then big customer meeting.  No training

Tuesday:  Unable to sleep Monday night due to jet lag.  Up at 4:30 to get to airport for flight home.  Arrived home at 1:30PM local time, straight to work.  Meetings until 6pm.  No Training

Wednesday:  Appointment for home inspection for place that we are buying on Cape Code first thing in the morning, then straight to work and meetings until 6pm.  No Training

Thursday:  Finally, a morning when I can train!  Up at 5:15, into the gym at 7.  Plan was to do an L4 session on slides and maintain a HR cap at the top of my UT1 zone.  I expected that my fitness would be negatively impacted by the lack of training.  The session fulfilled those expectations.  I needed to slow down continually to keep my HR from going way above the top of the UT1 zone.

One interesting feature in the graph is in the last 20 minute piece, I decided to consciously work on increasing my drive length.  I really reached at the catch and exaggerated my layback.  This was from about 10 minutes to 15 minutes in the piece.  No magic speed from it, but it is good to see the change reflected in the data because I was working on a changing the stroke.

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Same basic idea tomorrow morning.  I might tack on a little bit of power training at the end just to make it a little more interesting.  I’m basically just trying to keep plugging away as much as I can when can squeeze in the training.  The plan is pretty much out the window without a boat, I don’t really have a good objective to shoot for.