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Thursday 21st August 2014

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 18:48

It appears that I've upset someone in the Highways Agency.

M5 shut. Traffic disaster until about 7:30. Hence why I'm sat at home, kicking my heels "resting", getting changed and having a shower before making the journey.

Oh well.

Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 13:46

I could just about manage 25 metres before having to stop to rest my HR. Now, I can manage a bit further but it's not pretty. There's a gazillion basic factors that contribute to the problem.
-weak swimming muscles
-inefficient stroke
-excess drag generated
-basically, I didn't have a clue.

Swimming is far more technical than I ever imagined, and relies upon developing muscle memory in all sorts of areas that we previously ignored.


Thursday 21st August 2014

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 13:35

Lyrics Yes! A Streak of One.

Last night: managed to guilt myself out of the door for the first run this week. Standard hamster wheel "grey miles" run, just bobbing along. 6.6 miles 53 minutes.
The bathroom scales have also started over-weighing again.

Work have decided that I shall be driving down to Bristol (easy) today, then I shall head north to Knutsford this evening for tomorrow's job, returning south through the evil traffic that is bound to be generated at the Hilton Park area M6/M5. On a Friday evening of a Bank Holiday. Thankyou to the Planning Team.

Seren's cotswolds 226 report

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 15:30

I was thinking about you from under my duvet.

Saturday 16th August 2014

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 16:38

Tasty little Dustin Pyramid there. I remember one of Mike Gratton's sessions as being 25 reps of 400m at a consistently hard pace. I just finished when the rest of the club turned up and inquired whether I was joining them for the "main" set.

Today: 69 miles on the bike in 4 hours. Tagging along with the Group 2. A good ride around the Severn Bridge. It was only after about 40 that I started to feel the hills in my legs. Got a bit of video, we'll see if it it's any good.

Friday 15th Aug 2014

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 23:26

Decided against run, tomorrow's bike could be a toughie.

Mended MG instead.

Friday 15th Aug 2014

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 17:58

Rocky3 (I recall someone called AF used that picture), I seem to only recall part of my 3 years at Liverpool University.
LMH that's one heck of a cocktail you're on. I thought that I burned the candle at both ends, but you're showing me up. Solid sleep is a luxury that even babies don't adopt. I need an hour more than I get, and there are times during the day when I'm just not there. It's trickle charging.
OH :  old friends and family round for dinner? Have you any other kind?

Right ho. Plan is for a gentle 5 mile calorie burn. I daren't do much more, because we are cycling round the Severn bridge tomorrow, and it's further than last week's ride when my legs died on me.

THursday 14th August 2014

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 22:49

Managed to avoid the rain storms, but that was only because the CBA kicked in. Then you lot "motivated" my back side out the door.

7.7 miles done at 8m/m. I only went out for 5 miles, but added a bit because I was enjoying it.

Streak of 3 days following a month or two of "nil by foot".

THursday 14th August 2014

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 16:15

Up early(ish) here.

Large One got her A level results today, but before finding out the grades had got a confirmation from first choice University that they would take her. Everybody is greatly relieved, apart from Smaller One. She's in that "don't give me pressure, I don't care" mood. So Large is going to Liverpool Uni (my old gaff) to study Geography. I hope she can find it, she's useless with a map.

I'll try and train shortly.

Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 23:31

Sighting advice Glasslegs?

There are 3 ways of doing it.

- On your breathing stroke: pop up your head to look ahead, then turn to the side as you crash back into the water again, snatching a little air on the way down. Ungainly. Inefficient swimming, but you get a darned good view.

-On your breathing stroke: get the air first, then have a look forwards. Because of what your arms are doing, you let a lesser view. It's still ungainly.

-On a NON-Breathing stroke: gently pop up just your eyes like a crocodile. This disrupts your stroke less. It prevents your entire body porpoising out of the water, and is therefore better. Otherwise you are only swimming 5 strokes out of 6.

Me? I do type 1 mostly. But I'm an ugly swimmer. I'm trying to do type 3. More practice required. Yes you can do practice in the pool to start with.

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