All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

Today in the pool I repeated yesterday, made 132 of 25 yards (3K or 3 km) in 1:29 (89 minutes vs 91 last time), then swam till 148 (3.7K). Started with most lengths in 36 seconds, in 50s went down to 38-39, by the end I was already over 40.

Yesterday I read more tips for better Breaststroke, and today I tried a few things:

  • not to bring my hands behind my shoulders - finished the arm round faster,
  • to round my shoulders a bit by going out of the water - this I tried somewhere in 70s (laps) and it took me awhile to synchronize by body properly with this newly introduced movement, the problem was also that my body went higher out of the water than normally, and then sunk lower, which brought my lower body and legs to high up and I felt even touching the water surface with my feet: it made their puch less powerful,
  • then I started looking down to measure the sliding speed after the leg move to find the optimal time point to end gliding and take a breath, sometimes I went out a moment earlier, sometimes later, and measured the lap speed, and found out that I did not slide long enough before,
  • so I figured the better rhythm for myself, and it happened to be 4/4:
    1 - inhale with arm stroke, 2 - leg stroke, 3-4 - gliding, and this division is not quite right, but the counting was helpful.
    • "One, two, three, four."
    • "Eins, Zwei, Drei, Vier".
    • "Раз, два, три, четыре".
    • - I could not decide, which language was better :)

Bringing my head down to see the bottom of the pool with its tiles straight created a problem of grasping water with my nose sometimes, because I could not coordinate changing the angle of my head moving out of the water perfectly, and not only at first, but several times randomly till the end.

But I am happy with the 2 minutes gain and hope to have even more fun tomorrow, because I bought a tighter silicon swim cup because my long hair was all over the place, slapping around on turns and covering my goggles on the way out, and on long swims it is annoying.

Ah yes, I needed to stop twice for 20-30 seconds: to rinse the glasses and to adjust the watch.

Wish you to move forward without interruptions!

Richard Dawkins

I'd like everybody to be a vegetarian... In 100 or 200 years time, we may look back on the way we treated animals today as something like we today look back on the way our forefathers treated slaves.

Dietary Reference Intake DRI

Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) are reference values that are quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes to be used for planning and assessing diets for healthy people. They include both recommended intakes and upper intake levels.

Although the reference values are based on data, the data are often insufficient or drawn from studies that had limitations in addressing the question. Scientific judgment is required in setting the reference values. 

  • EAR - Estimated Average Requirement - a nutrient intake value that is estimated to meet the requirement of half the healthy individuals in a group.
  • RDA - Recommended Dietary Allowance - the average daily dietary intake level that is sufficient to meet the nutrient requirement of nearly all (97 to 98 percent) healthy individuals in a group.
  • AI - Adequate Intake: a value based on observed or experimentally determined approximations of nutrient intake by a group of healthy people.
    Used when an RDA cannot be determined.
  • UL - Tolerable Upper Intake Level - the highest level of daily nutrient intake that is likely to pose no risk of adverse health effects to almost all individuals in the general population. As intake increases above the UL, the risk of adverse effects increases.

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