Prince Siegfried

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PSOF Championships 2014 - Ironman France

Posted: Today at 11:54

10 weeks?  I'd better start soon then!  And seriously, I haven't done any so far!!

Highly technical swim discussion required

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:07

FD, I'm with you on Swim Smooth.  However, I don't think SS would criticise EVF.  In fact I'd say they advocate it.  

It should be fingers first entry, wrist above the fingers and elbow above the wrist, which is what it is in EVF.  

If you think about how you 'climb' out of a pool at the side.  If you try to raise yourself up with straight arms, levering out of the pool is almost impossible.  But if you bend your elbows you can bring the stronger chest and back muscles into play (latismus dorsi and pecs) rather than just the shoulders.  

Consequently, it necessarily follows that the stroke must be stronger and therefore lead to quicker times.  It will also mean, with regular practice, bigger and stronger lats and pecs and you can help that progression by using weights in the gym.

However, I think there's no substitute to actually swimming and building up that way.  

To encourage this type of swimming I bought one of those finis forearm fulcrum trainers ( which I find really useful at the start of swimming, during a warm up and also at the end whilst cooling down.  It's certainly helped with my technique and has brought my swim times and swim efficiency down a lot!

I saw this on youtube and the only criticism I'd make of the swimmer is that once his hand enters the water his wrist appears to drop, which would slow him down.  If he keeps his fingers pointing down he go even faster!!  

Pirate DIY Half IM 2014 - A hat tirck production

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 15:22

Have a great weekend everyone.  Not happy I won't be there. Looks like you'll all have a blast!  

And now looks like I'll have to spend a fair bit of time in hospital visiting my very sick Old Man.  

Pirate Themed Greepers Laces

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:43

Fegan, stick me down for a pair!  Although I'm not sure they'll ever get an outing!!!

Pirate DIY Half IM 2014 - A hat tirck production

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 22:14

It's not great Mrs SA!!  I don't know if the physio has made it better or worse tbh!!  At this rate Nice is looking a bit dodgy too.  

Pirate DIY Half IM 2014 - A hat tirck production

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:59

Soup, I can hardly face sitting in the car for ½ an hour at the mo! But I'll see how it feels later in the week.

Pirate DIY Half IM 2014 - A hat tirck production

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 08:59

Guys, really sorry but I'm going to have to pull out of this.  Problems with my back have flared up after a visit to the physio yesterday.  I had hoped to use this as a training session for the swim and bike, however lack of reasonable mobility will curtail even that at the moment.  

Let me know how much I owe for the T-shirt and I'll get it to whoever's organised them.  

Once again, really sorry.  Hope it's a good sunny weekend for everyone.

Pirate DIY Half IM 2014 - A hat tirck production

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:32

Friday 11th April Pub Meal

Mrs SA
Lee the Pea

Seren (x2)

Saturday 12th April Olympic Distance

Saturday 12th April Half IM

Mrs SA - TSHIRT (Med)
Pudge - TSHIRT (Sml)
Littleclown - TSHIRT (Med)
Siggy - TSHIRT (XL)

Seren - TSHIRT (Sml)

Saturday 12th April Marshalling

Lee the pea - TSHIRT (Lge)
Matt M and wife - TSHIRT (1xLge & 1xSml)
Soupy - TSHIRT (Sml)

Saturday 12th April Pub Meal

Mrs SA 
Jordy - TSHIRT (X Lge)
Lee the Pea 
Matt M and wife

Sunday 13th April Half IM

Tired Badger 
Matt M

Sunday 13th April Marshalling

Mrs SA 
Blue Steel 
Dawn Shadow - TSHIRT (Lge)
Lee the Pea


I think is now up to date with correct attendees and t-shirt requests...

Is there a preferred camp site?  I'll be up sleeping in my van!  Not sure how this will go as I've not been doing a huge amount.  In fact I've hardly been out on the bike - bad back, so the ride should be interesting!!

PSOF's Website

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 15:34

Or the 'latest' one either please!  There isn't enough brain bleach in the world for more exposure like that!!  

Spring Classics mini league

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 14:09

I haven't got a clue!  No change there then, so I'm in!

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