willowoak: (Default)
( May. 28th, 2009 08:05 pm)
I'm not quite sure how best to time these Tabata drills I'm doing. I can keep track of the time OK...there are a couple of huge clocks on one wall that are used in competitions to track times. The part I'm having trouble with is keeping track of how many cycles I'm doing. I do OK up to about 5, then I lose track because I'm working so hard.

It's kind of like that calculator in Dirk Gently's Detective Agency...one, two, three, a suffusion of yellow.

So today I did at least five. It may have been six, seven, or even eight, but I can't be sure. They were all 15/10, except for the last one, which was 20 seconds. Oof. I slowed down and then about 15 minutes later, tried another few sets, except this time with jumping jacks in the deep. The perceived effort wasn't as intense. I was working as hard as I could for the jumping jacks, but it didn't feel as all out as the deep water running. I don't know why. I did four cycles. Yes, FOUR.

It would be ideal, but not practical, to have someone else do the timing and the counting. I wonder if I can find a programmable waterproof clock/stopwatch thingie that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

I would appreciate any suggestions or comments. :)

In other news, there was another fist fight this morning...apparently between the same two students as yesterday. Although they didn't actually start throwing punches until they got off the bus today. One of them has been removed from the bus for the rest of the year.

And I drove a route this afternoon. I don't mind driving, but I hate flying totally blind. I got the route at 2:07 and had to be at the school at 2:15. No time for mapping, no time to get any directions. It all worked out OK and I got all the kids home safely and more or less on time.

Can't wait until school's done. It's just crazy out there right now.


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