Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Swimming Support Thread

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14/12/2004 at 21:37
Good luck punch i swim like a brick too so i belong here
15/12/2004 at 08:46
it honestly helped me a huge amount SP - enjoy :o)
Ratbag    pirate
15/12/2004 at 09:02
So what's the state of progress here chaps and chapesses?

I have managed to get up to 6 x 25m non-stop using fc...

I'm (literally) miles away from what I need to do for the IM....

How's everyone else doing?
Ratbag    pirate
15/12/2004 at 16:49
Update on the I went and broke my PB...8 x 25m lengths...

[gasps of amazement..]

Still carp and knackered tho'..

Trying to contact local swimming club as we speak...
15/12/2004 at 17:22
RB - try doing 2 x 4 and see if you're less knackered after that. And a tip I got from Dr Nic - take some water and drink it in between your reps. I'm sure someone scientific can talk about dehydration but drinking helped me & can help to slow down muscle pain.

Ratbag    pirate
16/12/2004 at 09:00

Thanks for dehydration, I swallow plenty of pool water...doesn't that count???
16/12/2004 at 17:14
Well it's better than swallowing open-air water. All that salt can't be good for you.
17/12/2004 at 18:08
Keep going ratbag!

8 lengths non-stop? You only need to add another 144 and you'll be ready for the race!

It just comes together almost overnight, so dont be alarmed by these numbers!
20/12/2004 at 16:21
Thanks dan dan, makes me feel better knowing how far we are aiming for ... not!

My swimming lessons have stopped for the christmas holidays but hopefully I'll still manage to get wet three times a week.

Was going pretty well today managing two sets of 16 lengths almost non-stop.
Will be very upset if I don't make the IM swim within the cut-off time... must keep training :-)
Suffolk Punch    pirate
20/12/2004 at 16:38
Sort of managed 8 * 25m lengths on friday, but these were very poor quality strokes. Yesterday, just went and splashed around for an hour or so.

fc very poor - needs much work.
21/12/2004 at 10:36
Managed 5 x 200m (in a nice warm 20m pool though so does it count?)

Had to alternative between crawl/breast stroke.

Also had to keep going as there were two 'serious' women swimmers in my lane and some nutter on his own in the other.

Anyway was knackerd at the end but really pleased to have completed it.
21/12/2004 at 11:02
well done FFM - definately counts whatever temperature the water is :-)
21/12/2004 at 11:03
Keep going everybody!
Ratbag    pirate
21/12/2004 at 11:25
Lindi...I'm amazed that you're getting wet 3 times a week comment went unmolested!!!

I, of course, am above that sort of thing...

Tried swimming again yesterday but just couldn't get it together...

Trying again on Thursday...lessons start 5th Jan and I'm banking on them helping me get sorted...
21/12/2004 at 12:50
Booked lessons yesterday, starting in Jan.

RB, we're all way too mature to comment on Lindi's frequency, or whatever. Well, I was being polite and letting someone get in there 1st. So to speak....
21/12/2004 at 13:51
I'd better not comment otherwise I'll only make it worse!

Ratbag    pirate
21/12/2004 at 14:23
Go on know you want to....
21/12/2004 at 15:03
Behave, children.

Or you'll set me off!
Ratbag    pirate
21/12/2004 at 15:21
[Lights touchpaper and retires...]
21/12/2004 at 15:35
oh dear - need something wet to deal with that fire............
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