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WildWill    pirate
12/09/2012 at 14:47

Nice effort there Cat

M...eldy    pirate
12/09/2012 at 16:41

Couldn't better 6.42 today .. equalled it!

Had a bit of a swimming lull these last few weeks so with  a bit of consistency I think I can get that time down

Muffin, I use an old Timex Ironman 50 lap watch, does excellent for laps/timing in general as long as you aren't pressing buttons under water!

12/09/2012 at 17:19

Odd occurrence here , I'm actually looking forwards to swimming tonight! Madness abounds.

Cortina5    pirate
12/09/2012 at 17:53

Thanks all!

AliBear30 wrote (see)

Odd occurrence here , I'm actually looking forwards to swimming tonight! Madness abounds.

I was like that today, until lunch time.

Iron Muffin wrote (see)

Swimming chat, love it  

Cat, how do you get your splits?

I have a Sport Count that straps to my finger. Does up to 100 laps and keeps track of time. It is possible to pause it, but that seems to involve perfect timing, or it will count another lap.

B_Kins wrote (see)

nice one, consistent times with a strong finish! i guess based on those lap times slow, medium, fast would be something like 33, 30, 27. Fast meaning a little faster than TT pace but yeah, not necessarily flat out. I like doing that as a build set to get used to swimming faster before starting a hard set.

Unfortunately the times are the other way round. Waaay too fast out the blocks, then settled in. on RPE, the fast 50s were flat out (and about 24-25s/lap). I'll try to reign it in next time.

Without having a pacing target for the 50s I was a bit lost pace-wise. For my last decent TT I did some 100s at 2:00 pace so I knew what the ball-park was.

All in all a great little session, 32 minutes without RIs - Sore arms tonight though.

6:30 beckons, Meldy!


M...eldy    pirate
12/09/2012 at 18:15

I'm going to have a party when that happens

A little unsure how to get there tho. poss 100m intervals?

Cortina5    pirate
12/09/2012 at 18:21

Probably just swim really fast!

M...eldy    pirate
12/09/2012 at 18:22

Ohhhhh that simple  

Iron Muffin    pirate
13/09/2012 at 09:40

I broke through 6.30 during winter swim last year. I kept improving on 2 swim sessions a week and lots of different intervals.

100m intervals are great and try to work at a speed slightly quicker than  your 100 m split time from your 400m TT. Meldy, if you are at 6.42, this would be c. 1.40 for your 100's. Try and hold sets of 100 in 1.35 with a 20 sec rest interval.



M...eldy    pirate
13/09/2012 at 10:00

Yes that sounds doable .. and if that is more than doable i'll aim for 1.35 +20 and see
Have had a couple of weeks of only managin one swim a week so I know a consistant couple of weeks will get a few more seconds off
I suppose I do tend to go towards the longer intervals so it will be nice to do lots of shorter ones for a change !

WildWill    pirate
13/09/2012 at 10:09

No swimming for me this week

16/09/2012 at 14:29

Not many TTs done this week then! Did you see my 6:14 posted this week Will?

Cortina5    pirate
16/09/2012 at 17:38

And I'll claim the 7:47.


WildWill    pirate
17/09/2012 at 11:22

Will update the spreadsheet today

17/09/2012 at 21:44
Ooopsy, forgot to update. A 9.58 last week. And I get to swim in a 33m pool this week.
M...eldy    pirate
17/09/2012 at 22:48

I am not going to get a chance to do anything this week, cept the JW at the end of the week
hopefully back to near normal the week after

Cortina5    pirate
17/09/2012 at 22:51

8:23:13 at the end of the club session tonight. My arms almost fell off!

18/09/2012 at 09:21

10:05 for me this morning. Need to focus on my technique and speed over shorter distances methinks if I'm going to get my time down below 10 minutes on a consistent basis.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
18/09/2012 at 09:33

Not had chance to knock out a 400m swim time recently but another PB at IM Wales on Sunday 1:06:18

Hoping to get down the pool later this week to see if I can smash sub 7.00

18/09/2012 at 09:45

Well done, great time BB!!

Cortina5    pirate
18/09/2012 at 09:58

Nice on Barlos. Isn't that 6:57/400m. IN THE SEA???

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