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Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 20:44
Malcs - I went for club No 2. I'm now a proper member and having technique lessons on a Sunday night. The more I learn the less I seem to know. My issues seem to go like this:

Relax the hand as it goes in the water...
Not that much - close your fingers a bit...
Don't over reach...
Reach a bit more...
Bend your elbow...
RELAX...and breathe
Bubble, bubble, breathe...
Bubble, bubble, breathe...
One, two, three..
One, two, three..
Six kicks to the three stages of breathing..
(Can't to all the above and count to three and six at the same time)

It's not easy.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 20:19
Haha - you like my goggles? Mega or what!!

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 20:17
Aqua running!

Brill news Supes! x

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 19:46
Hola! Sorry I've not been around but our home internet has been virtually non existent and it must take a lot of oomph to open RW as I've not been able to get on.

Anyway, why haven't we got these MRI results yet??

I've not drowned yet, which is promising. And I went back to work today. But only for 4 hours.... Don't want to overdo it.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: Yesterday at 19:40
Thank you all for your welcomes. . Unfortunately just after I posted we lost internet connection at home and because I'm off work had no access to da net. Grrr

Anyway, will read the beginners link, thanks mathschick, and (hopefully) now keep up.

This will be my first tri. The swim frightens the hell out of me, as does the bike but I know I'll be ok once on it and I'm not bothered about the run.

Q. Since I started to try to get my technique right I'm getting slower and I wasn't very fast to begin with. Is this normal?

RW F7 – sub 3.30

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:58
Andy I wouldn't be too worried about that 10/15 mins. It's when you leave 24 hours between that questions need up be asked - IMO. I've sometimes done 5ish off road with the dog then dropped her home and changed into road shoes for the rest.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 09:07
Come in Puffy, I'd live to hear the back theory too.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 18:10

*knock knock*  I am going to be doing my first tri this year and I am a complete beginner.  Is this a good place to hang out?  I can't see a thread for beginners and don't know if you're all very advanced?  

I'm quite scared about the whole thing and feel some counselling is needed over the next few months!

I did see Barry B above.  *waves*

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 22:43
Yes I'm afraid it is in the deepend - hence no impact. I've done it and it's not as bad as it sounds. One minute of intervals will have you working really hard.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 21:29
Superman - I know for a fact (but not from personal experience) that pool running, if done properly, can be as good as, or better, than real running. I have a club mate who is injured a lot and she does a lot of pool running: intervals, long run - the lot, and she has just run a HM pb of 1:19 off this. She doesn't use an aqua belt but she's clearly very strong. I'd sink if I tried that!

Ruth - thank you for that info. Your posts really brilliant.
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