For the newbie's doing there first ironman

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27/04/2013 at 16:45

Jr Schmunks (aged 13) did 1.5k yesterday in 39:24

I did mine today on 1:01:56.  I was hoping for sub-60 but this is the longest swim (both in time and distance) I have done for almost 2 years, so I am bagging it

27/04/2013 at 17:00

well done to those who have finished and good luck to those doing it tommorrow.

we did 5k as a family with me doing whatever was left at the end. Family went much further than they expected and did really well, I was left with 2550m which took me 54:20.

27/04/2013 at 20:22

well done to those that have already done it. I finished in 2:19:16, kept a pretty even pace throughout which I am pleased with. My right shoulder started hurting with 15 lengths to go, there was no way I wasn't going to finish at that point, but I may need to skpi swimming for a few days now to rest it! strangest thing was my ankles and calves were suffering - from all the pushing off I guess

so pleased I did it, I am sure I was smiling underwater when I was near the finish!

The Evil Pixie    pirate
27/04/2013 at 21:20

Woo hoo!!

Gnome has a stinking cold so probably won't play tomorrow now

MTri    pirate
27/04/2013 at 21:38

Just back from doing mine, 1:37 for the 5km, a PB of 4 minutes, a real confidence boost ahead of the IM races. 

Blisters    pirate
27/04/2013 at 21:43

Getting a proper session with officials didn't work, so I did 2.5k solo midweek. Nice to get that under the belt again. 1:07, which I am pleased with, given the fact that a year ago 25m was a long way for me to swim crawl.

27/04/2013 at 22:16

Well done everyone.  Just back from mine, 5k in 1:32, very pleased with that although the thumbsup sign from the lane counter to tell me I had finished was the best thing I'd seen all day!.  My shoulders already hate me though

gas-man    pirate
27/04/2013 at 22:38

1:33 for me and a PB too.  Well organised event and as everyone has said a confidence boost for IM.

Dustboy    pirate
27/04/2013 at 22:57

Hey ITB, long time no see, top time, well done. That's a 65-70 minute IM swim!

28/04/2013 at 08:41

Hey dusty, the lakes are open now so might see you at one of them over the summer.

meface    pirate
28/04/2013 at 14:28

Great swim at Hampton last night. 5 in our lane who were all suggesting 1:40-45. I was out second and the guy in front was motoring. Stuck on his feet like glue until just before half way, then we got over taken and he took a draft and I couldn't keep up. Hit half way in 47:35.

Second half once dropped was 53:42. Total of 1hr 41mins.

Hampton is a 36m open air pool and we went off at 7:30pm just after the hailstones. Watched(ish) the sunset and finished in the dark. Was a great swim.

Then this morning Team Goodfellow (me and Alice age 7) were at Leatherhead for the Team 1.5k. Alice has a 600m badge but stuck at it to complete 750m in 39:39. She first wanted to stop at 550m but after a quick chat carried on to make her target distance of 750m.. Crawled out of the water happy and tired to watch me complete the remaining 750m in just under 15 mins. Arms and shoulders weren't too bad given only about 12.5 hrs rest.

Alice raised £238 for charity and is currently chilling out. An awesome job and a great swim for a little Pirate.



Alice's donation page in case anyone wants it.



The Evil Pixie    pirate
28/04/2013 at 20:02

Well done

Well I tried to take a lap every 100m to give me an idea of what time for 3.8 would be. Final distance on garmin was 5.1k which was nice in a few second over 2hrs. I ignored the stupid counter man who said I had 30 laps to go! Yeah right!
3.8 was about 90mins ish

Happy with aching shoulders.

Blisters    pirate
28/04/2013 at 20:56

Team M.eface, what a brilliant result! Time to be proud, that is both of you.

28/04/2013 at 20:58

well done EP and team m.eface

28/04/2013 at 21:32

Great team m.eface,  she'll be overtaking you in no time.   Hampton sounds like much more interesting swim than an indoor pool.

Well done evil pixie.



meface    pirate
28/04/2013 at 22:03
In the Blue wrote (see)

Great team m.eface,  she'll be overtaking you in no time.   Hampton sounds like much more interesting swim than an indoor pool.

Well done evil pixie.



Definitely - they do a good sprint tri there as well. Thames Turbo Tri group base themselves there. I half hoped Guildford Lido would be doing it as it is a 50m. Guildford Sports Park couldn't tell me if they were using a 25 or a 50m set-up. So opted for Hamptons 36m.

I still got cramps in calves and a couple of spasms in thighs from pushing of the walls so many times.

Some fast work by the quick folk and some solid efforts by those further back. I think there is more pressure when faced with cut-offs. Awesome work all.

29/04/2013 at 19:25

m..eface - I definitely noted my ankles and calves suffering from pushing off so much.

well, going to my masters swim session tonight to see if everything is still working!

29/04/2013 at 19:37

Guildford sports park used 25m, that's where I did it, so Hampton was a good choice if you wanted a longer pool.


Hope your masters isn't too hard maths

The Evil Pixie    pirate
29/04/2013 at 20:35

my shoulders ache today and I also have that dull achy patch on my calf where it went wanna-cramp-NOW and I managed to stretch it out (swimming with foot flexed up and no leg movement!) before it cramped properly

29/04/2013 at 22:09

masters swim was surprisingly unachy!

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