Cr@p Swimmers R Us

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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.
18/04/2013 at 22:03

Im giving Schmunkee two thumbs up!!!!


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!

20/04/2013 at 18:52

Good work buttercup! remember kicks provide up to 30% of your pace!


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.

24/04/2013 at 22:23

Good work Blisters .......not bad son, not bad.


25/04/2013 at 09:36

Blisters you shouldn't need much nutrition for a swim of an hour (similar rules apply as for a run).  Make sure you eat something an hour or so before getting in the water and it should be enough to see you through.  You might need water though as you still sweat in the heated water of a pool and most people don't realise that they are getting dehydrated.  You shouldn't need electrolytes unless you are one of those people who tends to sweat buckets or suffer from cramps.

25/04/2013 at 09:39

I can't believe I felt sorry for SuperCaz, I thought you were dying or something with your posts! I kinda feel a bit ripped off with the use of my sympathy levels!


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