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28/02/2009 at 13:40

Back in harness today - today's training:

500m easy warmup

300m medium fast, 30 secs rest

300m with pull bouy, 20 secs rest

3 x 200m medium fast, 20 secs rest

300m with pull bouy, 20 secs rest

2 x 300m medium fast, 20 secs rest

10 x 50m descending (each one faster)

200 very easy cooldown at level 1.

Total 3200m


WildWill    pirate
28/02/2009 at 14:51
I havnt done much of late ... so yesterday i did a 1k Time Trial to see how i was ... took me 20:43 so got some work to do before OW season gets here
28/02/2009 at 16:30
wish I was that fast!
IronNina    pirate
28/02/2009 at 21:36
Evening all,
I'm in Glasgow for a 2 day meeting and have just been down to the hotel pool thinking I could do a few lengths.
My oh my. it's like a hot tub! Water was just SO warm and the pool was sort of oblong shaped so I either had to swim diagonally to get the maximum distance in ( about 12m!) or swim around the circumference which obviously meant turning a corner all the time!
Then 2 young chappies came in which made the pool seem too full so I ended up spending just 20 mins there.
Oh well, at least the gym is half decent so I should get a run in on a treadmill before the course starts tomorrow morning. Got back to my room and ordered fresh salmon pasta, yum yum, all in the name of carbo-loading!
sweetfeet...    pirate
02/03/2009 at 22:29

Guys in true Jaws stylee: when would it be 'safe to get back in the water'?

I'm keen to get as much OW training in as it is all new to me. I don't have any swim lakes that I can find locally so will need to cope with the sea.

From what temperature is wet suit swimming OK?

03/03/2009 at 05:56
well at Cologne tri last September the water temp was 16c - bliddy freezing!
WildWill    pirate
03/03/2009 at 07:54
last year was a bad one (temperature wise) for OW swimming and i had a few where the water struggled to get into the low teens
Edited: 03/03/2009 at 07:54
WildWill    pirate
03/03/2009 at 14:03
another visit to pool

did 3 x 400m on the 10 ... managed quite even split of 8:07, 8:11 , 8:07
03/03/2009 at 20:56

well done Will.

Kathrin set pace work for us at swim training tonight:

800m warmup (200m crawl/50m kick on left side/100m crawl/50m kick on right side) x 2.

4 x 100m on 2min 30 secs. (I did 2:26, 2:27, 2:29, 2:32)

400m fast

4 x 100m on 2 mins 15 secs (mine were 2:16, 2:17, 2: 14, 2:14)

400m with pull bouy

4 x 100m on 2 mins 5 secs (too fast for me, especially as | was sick all last week,  nearest was 2:11)

800m easy cooldown, any strokes.

quite pleased with my pacing ability.

sweetfeet...    pirate
03/03/2009 at 21:52
UIW you do some good length sessions. Forgive my ignorance but what is the kick on right/left drill? Are you holding a rotated position?
04/03/2009 at 06:19

Yes, SF, stretched out on one side and just kicking sideways. Similar to the TI "skating"  if you know what that is.

This is a structured program from our tri club swim coaches. We are on a 6-week build and will then swim a couple of cut-back sessions before starting to build again. We have 3 dedicated lanes on Tuesday so that's always our main session of the week.  We are very fortunate to have an experienced swim coach and a couple of very experienced very good swimmers available to advise us.

WildWill    pirate
04/03/2009 at 16:22
Long pool session for me 2nite ... i hope
04/03/2009 at 19:51

Hi, newbie(ish) here...

 My arm work seems to be ok but my legwork is completely knackered... I don't stroke with my legs but more like push with my legs like if I was doggie paddling. 

Would introducing some work with a kickboard and concentrating on my legs help? I've read that kickboards should only be introduced once your form is good, which sounds weird.


Aitch!    pirate
04/03/2009 at 20:41
I honestly feel like my technique is crap!

I can do 1900m in 1hr 15mins which I really need to get down....

I can swim FC but really need to improve technique. What do you think the best way to do this would be? Tri Club technique sessions or a couple of one to one private lessons???
M...eldy    pirate
04/03/2009 at 20:43
one 2 one ...
Aitch!    pirate
04/03/2009 at 20:44
Melds - I was just composing an email to you!!
M...eldy    pirate
04/03/2009 at 20:45
Aitch!    pirate
04/03/2009 at 20:48
WildWill    pirate
05/03/2009 at 06:57
morning all

got a longish session done last night : -

100m easy
4 x 25m
4 x 50m
1 x 100m
4 x 25m catch up
4 x 25m 1-arm
4 x 25m finger tip drag
2 x 25m legs only
2 x 25m arms only
8 x 25m power
100m easy
1600m steady

the 1600m took me 35mins so way off my pace

05/03/2009 at 11:33
but Will, you were doing drills for most of it, that's always slower than just swimming if you're doing them properly.
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