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WildWill    pirate
04/10/2012 at 08:00

Well done ET7 ... massive points there 

A bit of an improvement from me 07:25 


Bouncing Barlist    pirate
04/10/2012 at 09:55

Ive been a bit slack since IM Wales, also had to abandon my swim on Monday due to a slight twinge in my thumb/wrist which made it uncomfortable to pull with my left hand.

Will hopefully be back at it next week.  Still want to smash sub 7.00 by the end of the year.

In other news im doing the 50m, 100m & 400m at the National Age Group / Masters swimming championships in Sheffield in two weeks.  Im going to be well crap compared to most of the people there but should be good fun and get to watch some talented swimmers.

M...eldy    pirate
04/10/2012 at 11:11

Which year is that then Barlos?

Shall I come along to the Masters and whoop your ass??  

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
04/10/2012 at 11:39

Dream on

M...eldy    pirate
04/10/2012 at 11:56

04/10/2012 at 14:37

Can anybody join in with this? I started swimming about six weeks ago with the intention of doing some triathlons next year.

I did 400m for the first time last week and got it in a time of 7.53. I know 100% that I can beat this time though cos I did an 800m yesterday in 15.27. Didn't get the splits but obviously at least one of them was

04/10/2012 at 16:38

Ron you started 6 weeks ago? Excellent times!

04/10/2012 at 21:29

Thanks, yeah only around 5-6 weeks I think for 2-3 sessions a week. I was in a swimming club upto about the age of 10 (I'm 31 now) so I guess I had subconsciously retained some technique, although I hadn't done a proper session in the pool for 20 years until last month. I'm sure there's still plenty to work on but I'm improving every session. I think 7.30 is easily possible for me right now so I figure 7.00 should be a longer term goal, as well as achieving a decent 1500m time.

04/10/2012 at 21:56

Really good. I bet that time will come down pretty quick.

6:16 for me today.

WildWill    pirate
05/10/2012 at 09:50

Ron Welcom


I will add your time as this Months Base time ... just start posting a weekly 400m time 

Iron Muffin    pirate
05/10/2012 at 15:18

Ron have you got gills? Seriously impressive times, well done and welcome.

A 6.22 for me today. Sadly I think the 2 sec drop is a reflection of not enough water time and my overall fitness declining.  

Punished myself with 4 x 100 on 90 secs with 30 secs rest.
Then (more sensibly) did a load of technique stuff.

05/10/2012 at 15:51

Not really been keeping up with this, as it didn't fit in with peak/taper for Tenby. But I had a crack today and logged 7:30, which is a PB for me . I think I swallowed enough water to have waded the last 50 if I'd needed to.

06/10/2012 at 15:00

Did a session this morning. Did 2x100m, 2x200m, 2x100m w 15s rest then cracked on with a 400m. Got it in 7.17, so I smashed my pb which I'm really happy with, although to be fair I'd never actually gone all out for a 400m before, they were always part of other sets. I wasn't sure what time I was aiming for, so pacing was tricky. I know what I time I can do now so I think I can shave maybe another 5-10s off pretty quickly with better pacing.

Finished off with 1x100m, 1x200m, 1x100m w 15s rest to total 1600m (plus warm-ups/cool-downs) which is the most I've ever managed in a session.

Just have to say I thought that being effortlessly passed by a teenage girl (who was in the middle of a 1k+ set) when you're setting a PB would be pretty demoralising, but I actually found it quite motivational!

09/10/2012 at 08:43

Managed to get back in the pool today. Started the Swim Smooth programme to see if I can sort out my swimming. Absolutely hated the sculling drills.

Did manage to get 2000m done though so chuffed with that, furthest I've swum in ages. Included some lengths with paddles. Boy do you notice what your hands are doing when you have something attached to them, couple of times my hands jerked to one side as I was about to bring them out of the water for the next stroke.

New 400m time for me this week. Not a good one as it was part of the session and I'd done all the warm up sets. 11min 7seconds.

Hopefully by the time I finish the programme I'll have seen that time come back down.

One good thing about today though was I found out from one of the regulars which lanes I can really use pull buoys and fins in.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
09/10/2012 at 09:04

Been a bit slack on this since IM Wales

will be back down the pool this weekend


M...eldy    pirate
09/10/2012 at 19:51

and I have had a dodgy back this  week, hope to record a better time Thurs/Fri this week

M...eldy    pirate
17/10/2012 at 19:10

Just checking to see what my last time was as I am going to do Winterswim alongside this as well ... nothing like some added motivation and the start of a 30 week plan!!

M...eldy    pirate
17/10/2012 at 19:32

...and currently second fastest female

    (while it lasts)

Cant begin to imagine who is in front of me!!!  

Cortina5    pirate
18/10/2012 at 20:46

As part of my set tonight I did 5 x 100m at CSS, supposedly 1:54

1:45, 1:50, 1:54, 1:55, 1:54. Pacing needs improving! Nice to have the pool to myself too.

Iron Muffin    pirate
19/10/2012 at 08:25

I know not really the point, but how deos everyones else 200m times compare to their 400m TT?

I did a 200m TT last night and clocked 3.01. (comapred to 400m at 6.21). I was chuffed to bits and want to break 3

Sorry if this is geeky, ignore me and I will get my stato fix in winterswim.

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