Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Swimming Support Thread

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15/04/2013 at 21:52
Went into the pool tonight after running a slow 10k. Did slow strokes concentrating on my breathing. Did 1 length no prob. Then 2 lengths reps. Still no probs,

went up to 5 still felt very easy, I then did a 10 length rep at about 45 sec/ length. My breathing felt fine apart from when an impolite individual swam past and splashed me. Really chuffed, think i could have turned a corner here Finished off with 2 length really fast (40sec/lgth ) 20 in total all FC
Blisters    pirate
15/04/2013 at 22:17

Schmunks (The World's Most Organised List Fairy)

As it so happened, I was working in the Cotswold Water Park area, finished promptly, and went to Lake 32 to a look about. OK I only went for a 10k run round the lake a couple of times, but did have a chat with the lady from the office. Apparently it's warming up, and has now reached the heady temperature of 6 degrees.

The water does look clean though.

16/04/2013 at 18:44

The river around here is 8 degrees and feeling so much warmer already.

DF, that's not at all why I'm super.  If you get to know me then one day I might tell you the real reason.

Blisters    pirate
18/04/2013 at 00:05

you're hard


18/04/2013 at 20:15

No, I'm stupid and have an insane goal to train towards this year

18/04/2013 at 20:23

DID IT  25 lengths without stopping yesterday.  Then did 15 miles on the cycle track with the young kids.  Can't train today, my back is killing me

18/04/2013 at 22:01
I swimmed again today. Worked on catch and although I felt I was pushing through the water with more force, I wasn't as knackered as I thought I would be.

After the session, Swim Coch commented that my stroke had already improved from last week

So another confidence boost for me.
19/04/2013 at 14:17

Schmunks, I will have to come along and swim with you soon.  Once the lake is open again.

19/04/2013 at 15:25

The lake is open 365 days a year

Am in the process of acquiring a wetsuit for Jr and looking at taking him for one or two taster sessions to see how he gets on.  Won't have chance to think about it til towards the end of May tho.

Blisters    pirate
20/04/2013 at 01:04

Me too please, but I'm terribly slow by comparison with....


It takes me 40 minutes for a mile.

WhizKid    pirate
20/04/2013 at 06:38
Erm blisters that not really that bad!
20/04/2013 at 07:10
Blisters - my current goal is a sub-60 mile!
20/04/2013 at 18:31

2.25k yesterday 1:15 wouldve done more but got kicked out of the pool so the big boys could swim fast   Been working on using the fins to improve my kick - think it's working.  

Yay Schmunkee and Blisters!  Good work!

21/04/2013 at 11:29
I have swimmed. Strike count now 22. Was 32/33 this time last year and 29 at the start of the year.

Speed is still the same (slow) but I guess stroke is now more efficient
Blisters    pirate
21/04/2013 at 15:44

Not possible Schmunks, I am the slowest ever.

21/04/2013 at 15:56

Did my first multi-sport event today: a local aquathlon (400m swim, 5K HILLY run)  and can report that the swim went much better than I anticipated. I was expecting something like 45 seconds a lap, so a 12 minute 400m swim, and came in at 9 min 11 secs. And I thought I took that pretty gently. Confidence building for Wilmslow Sprint in May.

Blisters    pirate
21/04/2013 at 20:51

Great one Hallam. Nobody will claim that the swim distance was measured short. Swimming's funny, sometimes slow turns out to be fast, and fast just turns out to be an egg whisk. I try and watch the juniors in the pool, but they just seem to rip past with no effort. Perhaps I don't fart hard enough. Or something.

22/04/2013 at 07:47
I am really pissed off. The triathlon i have entered in Spain has just had the date changed from the 11th may to 25th. Not only has my holiday been booked, ive also paid for bike transport AND given my ticket for the FA cup final to my son

Wasvreally looking forward to my first triathlon
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
24/04/2013 at 12:18

That's really bad luck Kev. Any way you could change the dates of your bookings? I'm sure your son wouldn't give the ticket back though.

Blisters    pirate
24/04/2013 at 22:06

2.5k in the pool, 1:07. I clearly need to do these 80 and 100 length slots more often to build up the endurance stamina. It was getting a bit un-smooth around 80. I think that fuel was needed too.

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