Monday Clinic

I made it all the way through tonight’s clinic, missing no reps; but it was a light crowd, so the coach went pretty easy on us – no end-to-end after the skating drill.  I’m still happy I made it through the whole thing and I learned why we wear our facemask. So...

Why Write This Blog

Especially after my latest clinic experience, a friend or two has questioned why I write this blog.  After all, it’s not like my kayaking blog, where I actually know what I’m doing; or my programming blog, where I’m writing about a field I have some expertise in.  No,...

Blame it on the Blood Bank

So … Monday night clinic … yeah … Not a good performance this week.  I knew going in that it would be bad, but had no idea, really. Last week I donated blood.  And it was a double-red donation, so they took twice as many red-blood cells as a regular donation and I got...

Monday Clinic

So did a week of interval training make any discernable difference in my performance?  Maybe. I talked to the coach before practice about changes I’d made in my workout routine this week and he thought they were okay.  He also seems to think that I’d be fine playing...

A Stab at Interval Training

So Monday’s clinic taught me that I needed to add anaerobic exercise to my routine.  Today I made a stab at that. First, this is not a recommendation or suggestion for what you should do.  I’m not at all knowledgeable about exercise, fitness, or nutrition – I’m just...