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Iron Muffin    pirate
06/09/2012 at 13:12


7 x 400! Impressive pain and boredom tolerence

M...eldy    pirate
06/09/2012 at 20:07

He only did 4   

06/09/2012 at 20:10

New PB at 6:15 for me

07/09/2012 at 08:55

This sounds good.  I have swum once since Outlaw and still thought I might die.

Doing 5k a day in September so this will be one of October's challanges!

Looking back through the threads I am going to be the slowest here.  No pressure!

WildWill    pirate
07/09/2012 at 10:46

GP ... Just post an inital time then join in

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
07/09/2012 at 14:21
B_Kins wrote (see)

New PB at 6:15 for me

Whoop whoop, good swimming, youll have it under 6.00 by Christmas

No time set by me this week, im going to go for times every other week to hopefully see improvements more often and stay motivated. 

07/09/2012 at 14:49

No doubt

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
07/09/2012 at 15:34

One thing that strikes me about this though (being one of the faster ones on the list), is that the times (including yours B_Kins) are pretty naff compared with 'swimmers'.  I swim in the slowest of 4 lanes at my swim club, the others in my lane are mostly in their 70's.  Contrast that with my optomistic estimated time (7.00) at my last saw me in nearly the last swim wave.

At a swimming Gala in July I was almost the slowest over 800m, most people were going 8, 9, 10 , 11 minutes something.

On the upside this means there's loads of scope for improvement

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
07/09/2012 at 15:35

Actually, it would be good to add up our total time over 400m as a group and compare in December and see how much we've collectively knocked off

07/09/2012 at 15:50

No swimming for me this week the week before a big event is always time sapping and just haven't managed it.

However, if we have an 'attaching medals to ribbons' race ever, I'll be a shoo in.

07/09/2012 at 16:02

Yeah Barley its a huge difference! I expect sub 5 wouldn't be a big deal for a decent club swimmer. A friend who used to be a fairly competitive swimmer but now just swims recreationally still bangs out 5:20 no problem. I like that though.. it stops me putting any limits on how low my times can get

Using Will's spreadsheet it shouldn't be a problem to display the average at the end of each month and see if it gets any better. Or worse....

WildWill    pirate
07/09/2012 at 16:03

Yep ... I like Stats 

M...eldy    pirate
07/09/2012 at 16:23

I did a 400 at *the end* of a good interval session today and managed 6.42 so I am happy with that and I havent swum for nearly 2 weeks 

07/09/2012 at 16:26

Nice one Meldy. I've learned that swimming a hard 400 with tired arms is hell!

M...eldy    pirate
07/09/2012 at 16:51

It certainly is ... aim is 6.30 which should be doable in the near future !

07/09/2012 at 21:00
Just one swim session for me this week, was taking it easy but felt great and managed a 7:50
Cortina5    pirate
07/09/2012 at 21:33

It does make me laugh. I'll happily be in the fast lane in the local pool, but at my tri club I feel like a fraud in the second slowest lane. In the fastest lane they'll easily bang out 4km+ in the hour.

I must get back in to this swimming thing. I desperately want to be able to swim fast. It's getting in to the pool I find hard at the moment.

10/09/2012 at 21:43

6:14 for me this week

Cortina5    pirate
10/09/2012 at 21:57

Nice one B_Kins

Tri club swim tonight. Work travel and family time means this is the first swim for about 2 weeks. I'd wanted a 400m TT session for weeks, and today we had one. Wasn't until the last lap I thought I could use this for the challenge.

8:24 so far. Don't log this though!

10/09/2012 at 22:58

I finally managed to do a time trial last week - had a lane to myself!

7:40 for me but I think there's room for improvement

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