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Bouncing Barlist    pirate
18/09/2012 at 10:07
IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)

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

Yes must be something like that, shows what difference a wetsuit makes to my swimming, also cant discount the draft effect from so many swimmers, I guess youre effectively swimming in a flow of water created by the 100's of swimmers in front. 

M...eldy    pirate
18/09/2012 at 18:11

Nice swimming Barlos

I'll pace you to sub 7 if you like  

WildWill    pirate
19/09/2012 at 07:45

7:35 again for me this week


Not seeing much improvement ... I think I'm going to have to introduce a 3rd weekly swimm session for a while .... maybe start doing: -

1 x Interval
1 x Drill
1 x long steady

Think I will wait till the clocks change to make it a bit easier getting up on a morning  

Edited: 19/09/2012 at 07:46
19/09/2012 at 20:56

6:14 for me again

19/09/2012 at 22:23

I think its very difficult to improve on 2 swims a week. We're in the pool for 6am training tomorrow morning  

M...eldy    pirate
19/09/2012 at 23:26

3 to improve is the rule of thumb I believe

WildWill    pirate
20/09/2012 at 07:54

Melds most years I average 1 session per week 


Swam this morning ... just an AE swim ... slowed it down and took it back to basics ... dropped my stroke rate to 1 stroke every 1.16 secs on focused on a nice long reach and slightly open fingers ... averaged 2mins per 100m .. felt quit good  

21/09/2012 at 16:15

Still missing my 6:14 from last week Will

Do you think we need to change the rules slightly to make it easier to score points? We could keep going as we are, but if you're behind by say 100 points and have to beat your PB just to get a couple of points then points seem a bit pointless.. i mean if you equal your PB, surely that should be worth something? Beat your PB for a bonus.. I think otherwise it will reach a stage that nobody will be able to score at all.. i think i'm nearly there 

WildWill    pirate
21/09/2012 at 16:24

I've been pondering this i have a few ideas 

was thinking each week ...

 ... if you match or better your Base score you get 15pts bonus
 ... if you get within 5secs of your base you get 5pts bonus 
 ... Top 5 each week get a Bonus of 5,4,3,2 & 1 pt

What you think?

23/09/2012 at 15:02

Sorry I have been missing the last couple of weeks, swimming has been minimal due  to racing and work. I managed to get one session in this week and did a PB of 7m 40s which I was v v happy with!

M...eldy    pirate
23/09/2012 at 16:52

Sounds good to me WIll and easier to get points on the board which is more motivating

24/09/2012 at 09:21

That sounds good!

WildWill    pirate
25/09/2012 at 08:16


From next Week points will be allocated as follows.

1pt for logging a Time in a week
2pts for every second you better your BASE TIME
15pts bonus if you match or better your BASE TIME
15pts bonus if you match your logged PB
5pt bonus if you get within 5secs of your BASE TIME

Top 5 improvers (in seconds based on base time) each week will get bonus of 5,4,3,2 & 1pt




Now the question is ..... can i write that as an excel formula??? 

Edited: 25/09/2012 at 08:17
25/09/2012 at 08:22

Reset scores?

WildWill    pirate
25/09/2012 at 08:42

Nope ... Going forward .... next week is a new month so makes sence just to start new scoring from new month 

25/09/2012 at 09:31

cool, that excel sheet will keep you busy  

The Silent Assassin    pirate
25/09/2012 at 10:05

better get back down the pool then


M...eldy    pirate
25/09/2012 at 11:40

Cant I just go back to an Outlaw swim related base time ?!!....  

WildWill    pirate
25/09/2012 at 11:44


But if you dont manage to better your time in a month your follwing months base time will be slower anyway 


Thus you went from a 6:39 base time in August to a 6:48 in September

Edited: 25/09/2012 at 11:46
M...eldy    pirate
25/09/2012 at 12:11

True... and I dont think I have been in  a pool since!

I think I might have done 6.42 the week before last, anyway  ... back to it this week!!

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