Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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BluePeter    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:02
Managed another decent swim today, 100 lengths in 1hr2mins. It felt good, pace ok breathing ok, but I have noticed that whichever side I breathe on I am concentrating on that side of my stoke, which seems to be ok, however I realised I have no idea what I am doing with the other arm... As though I can only apply some sort of technique to one side, anyone else had this or am I just sounding a little bit mental?
M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:18

Holgs ... explain the theory behind that one please?

BP .. the obvious (to me) is to focus on the other arm when you are breathing, swimming is a mind game

BluePeter    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:25
Makes sense, but I seem to be focussing on just the side I am breathing on for the full stroke. Also, I seem to drift off while swimming, sort of day dream then all of a sudden think 'technique technique' I am alternating my breathing side every length or couple of lengths so each side is getting some work, just not at the same time
M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:30

I do find swimming quite metronomic .. I dont think there is too much wrong with that, if you have a good basic stroke then you are just finding efficiency. If you need to build technique then use drills but keep them short so that you *can* focus rather than drfit off after 400m or so!

Ironholgs    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:34

Meldy - accidental really. I incorporated an hour run into my commute this morning. Having a very busy day with high powered meetings ( don't know why I'm involved ) when mate emailed and said "Do you fancy a lunch run on the trail around campus?" lovely day so said yes.

And have to get home, will take me approx 20-30 mins running or 40 mins on the bus. Although very heavy snow here now and settled, so could be fun.

M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:37

Ah ok .. I just wondered if it was part of a cunning plan

Snow expected around 8pm here and then swiftly turning to slush and a massive hike in temperatures by tomorrow and Sunday which is nice

BluePeter    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:40
Cheers meldy, it is something I need to start doing(drills). Will look to do some next time over shorter distances...
Ironholgs    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:42

Meldy.....C'mon it's me, I don't have a cunning plan

M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:45

No but you are not in control of your destiny anymore are you !   

Ironholgs    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:47

I'm married - I haven't been for many years.

M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:51


Seriously, I thought you were being coached this year?

Nurse Ratched    pirate
25/01/2013 at 17:01

Am I right in thinking it's High 5 that's provided at Outlaw?  And if it is, which variety?

M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 17:06

Yes it is ... variety will prob be announced closer to the time as I think it has differed over the years

Cortina5    pirate
25/01/2013 at 17:49
S'normally High5 2:1. Last year it was citrus burst *shudder*

It will be a while before I can ever drink that again...
M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 18:47

I actually dont mind what flavour it is on the day ....

Meldys tip for the day, take some tictacs with you on the bike/run, a mouthful of them feels like you've cleaned your teeth half way and takes all that citrus/drink flavour away

25/01/2013 at 21:15
Nice tip Melds. I'm normally sick of sweet stuff after a few hours.

Evening all, sounds like theres being a lot of top notch training going on today.

11 hours for week 1 Holgs, good effort.

Was hoping to get out on the road bike tomorrow but looking like a big white dumping coming overnight, so will probably be a MTB again. All though temperature should be shooting up the next couple of days to melt all the freaking ice away.
M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 21:16

I shall be out on the mtb tomorrow hopefully ... get a few hours in up the woods before nights !

25/01/2013 at 22:52

Crap week training for me, missed Tuesday's NEWT swim cos of snow, in London yesterday for meetings so did nothing.  Couple of runs, three sessions on turbo.  Aiming for a long run and a long bike this weekend.

Rafiki    pirate
26/01/2013 at 08:28

lovely blue skies here, no snow ........ time to go out and play on the road bike!!!

Tired Badger    pirate
26/01/2013 at 08:34
Like you all I'm hoping to be out on the bike tomorrow, rain washed quite a bit of the snow away,but quite frozen still. Looking forward to training outside.
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