Does anyone know where you can buy them? I mean the proper things that the swimmers wear - not these pathetic, skimpy litlte things the likes of Tom Daley wore, which do seem fairly easy to find online.
I've convinced myself that the inspiration from wearing a pair of "Team GB" shorts will help me to crack the elusive 6min 30s barrier for 400m.
I'm sure this has been asked before many times, but being relatively new to the sport, I was just curious to know. I did two triathlons this year: the first one my time was about 26 minutes, the second about 27 minutes - and the timing mat was immediately after the lake exit on both points.
Now of course I could have got slower, but assuming my fitness / peformance was more or less similar, the only other variable is the length of the swim.
So how are these things measured - and is there an official accuracy - i.e. plus/minus 5 % ?
I see. Yes, this so-called "Marathon Pace" would in no way reflect the speed I could actually run a marathon at! I've done a HM in 1:28 and god knows how much slower I'd have to go to repeat the course again. I have no intention of doing that any time soon!
I'm glad that it doesn't seem such a bad idea to run at MP. What I didn't realise is that this should NOT be a replacement for the slow runs. Maybe I could alternate this every week with a normal "tempo" run.
Talking of tempo runs - I have a standard route which takes me about 32 minutes. Is that a bit too long? I've read ideally it should be 20-25 minutes, but over a shorter distance, I just find it too tempting to run much faster that I should be, simply because I can. Would it be better to jog for 10 mins either side of the tempo 20 mins?