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Flip Turn

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 13:30

Not personally, as I dont have to swim in public sessions - plus im more interested in my own swimming and going faster than worrying about what cr@p swimmers think

Flip Turn

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 09:07
WildWill wrote (see)

I used to tumble turn when I wen to a masters sesion

IMO tumble turns Are good in swim races and masters sessions ok(ish) when you have the lane to yourself ... Other than that you just look like the twat in the pool

I wouldn't say anyone will look like a twat tumbling in a pool.  

keep practicing it gets easier and you will keep messing them up. We all do!  Well done on your progress so far Dibs

Recommend me a bike box

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 07:12
If you have the money. A bike box Alan

Sub 10:00...

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 18:52

Some quick times there despite not on top form for you!  

Pirate Race Team

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 07:19
Fegan says 

As Adam mentioned, I'm the tight Scot looking for free stuff, no one else on the team particularly likes the idea, possibly (read totally) my fault for using Freespeed as a bit of a template. 

A bit ironic that you are using the template of freespeed. Isn't that run by the designer of the pirate kit?  Works for them and they have had great success, but please don't start riding team Planet X bikes

I dont get how getting a few discounts on magazines, energy drinks etc is any different than clubs do all over the country. My old club used to get a 40% blue seventy discount because of a contact.  It's hardly an issue!  The way I see it, Gary has sorted out this discount for his new team and decided to pass it on to the many pirates that could benefit!  No selling out there, if you want to use it, use it, if you don't then don't!


Barley - have you ever criticised Rosey for having D and M cycles on his pirate kit? He gets looked after well by them so shows his support by having their name on his kit, (not a criticism of Nick at all, I agree with him doing it).  Does that make him a sell out?

off to get my Tri Europe subscription - even more ironic on a triathlon world website

Sub 10:00...

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 08:15

padams.  I think if I went into a race longer than 3.8k with him he'd give me a good kicking but your right he is virtually a full time swimmer.  I manage it on 3 swims a week.   Trying to keep up with Tash is a completely different ball game, she is a fish!

TR - just started to get back into a bit more focused training now, planning on racing a bit more next year but only local stuff due to work exams!  Hoping to finish of doing the new challenge Weymouth half then a shot at sub 10 in 2015 again if I can learn to run properly off the bike!  Some of Gary's sessions should help

Sub 10:00...

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 16:48

Padams - I have the privilage of giving your dad a good kicking in the pool each week.  Luckily I have improved as it used to be the other way round

Flip Turn

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 14:40

true, but you cant do that every length

Flip Turn

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 14:06

ive been able to tumble turn for ages, but it has only been in the last six months that I do it all the time.  The benefit of doing them is it makes you go hypoxic for a bit so helps to increase your swim fitness.  Will feel horrible to start with and the timing is the hardest thing to get right.  Be prepared to come up to soon, miss the wall, water up your nose etc

Practice just sommersulting in the pool without a wall, get use to that then progress to the wall and plant your feet, push off on your back and turn after. Dont try and twist before pushing off, remember to accelarate in to the wall as more speed makes it easier

Sub 10:00...

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 13:53

popsider wrote (see)

Do any of you do local chaingangs?    We get a few ironman triathletes out on ours same with local hard training rides.


yep, hardest ride I do - some of the best amatuer TT riders in the country to get smashed by!

I like to train with groups most of the time as I find it pushes me harder than on my own

My general training at the moment looks like:

Mon Masters swim 3-4k

tuesday running club intervals

Weds S&C am  swim/turbo evening with club

Thurs Lunch time run even swim 3-4k

Friday S&c am run pm

Sat masters swim am 3-4k  Chaingang on bike (total 60 miles)

Sunday group bike 60-80mile

Doing Wokingham half too so will start to increase run miles and intensity over xmas.  Six weeks back running and did a 19.01 5k last week, hoping to break 18 by april

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