Soup Dragon

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No Strictly this year

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 12:35

What does Jay have to do to please the judges? That AT was fab. I also loved Jeremy. Great choice of music, I laughed loudly. Carol to go please. 

Prescription swimming goggles for farsightedness

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 21:20

Good work schmunks. Thanks

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 13:12

Hi Buttercup. Yes I used to run with a heart rate monitor and agree that slow running can make faster. Weird but works. Now running to perceived effort, my old Garmin looks more like a sun dial compared to the new ones out now. Just back from a wonderful 6 miles. Had trouble to start with then employed a swimming focal point of keeping my breath in my belly. The moved on to relaxing my arms and step by step my shoulders dropped from around my ears. I could have gone on and on. Really in the zone. No walking breaks just a good steady pace. Loved it.

No Strictly this year

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 09:52

Nobody watching last night? Here's my thoughts as a total non-expert on the technical aspects of dance: 

Carol - missed it so don't know

Ainsley - clumsey and not his usual entertaining performance.

Kelly - in contrast a brilliant jive and very clever choreography from Kevin. Loved it.

Peter - One of the best rumbas I've seen from a male celeb. I normally cringe but didn't and thought it vet sweet and tender. Judges didn't like it but what do I know?

 Jay - under marked. Should have been 9s all round.

Katie - not brilliant but I fear that is a reflection of Anton's own Latin ability.

Anita - brilliant Tango. Loved it.

Kirsty - best dance so far but didn't like all the faffing to start with. Brendan often guilty

Jeremy - oh dear.

Jamelia - never seems to show emotion. Very bland

Helen - she's good but for some reason I don't enjoy watching her. Don't know why!


Prescription swimming goggles for farsightedness

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 16:34

A bit harsh TE!  You could say the same for running. I don't use a Garmin but once wished I had one when swimming against a current. And instant feedback is a good learning aid when trying different tempo sets or stroke mechanics. Just saying....

Prescription swimming goggles for farsightedness

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 13:46

I suppose the trouble would be compromised distance vision with a reading lenses. Id need varifocals which I doubt exist at a reasonable price. Think I'll get a bigger watch and a magnifying glass for the poolside!

Prescription swimming goggles for farsightedness

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 13:32

I go to a masters class where we record strokes and times at different tempos in a waterproof book. Im close to needing glasses at the poolside to even see the tempo setting on my tempo trainer.  Can't see my watch in open water for pacing long swims. I would say that swimming is more interesting than just pushing from one end of the pool and back.

Prescription swimming goggles for farsightedness

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 11:50

Luking. Have same problem. Can't tolerate contact lenses. 

Brighton Marathon 2016

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 14:57

Thanks meadower, I'm hoping speed picks up. Sticking to six miles for next 4 weeks as a base then adding some pace before upping the distance. Been out for a 3 mile plod yesterday and its certainly feeling easier at last. 

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 14:42

Elle, there is no such thing as a fluke in running. It's a shiny pb. I love that feeling when you want to go on. Doesn't happen all the time and for me its usually when I've dragged myself out of the door thinking I'll just do a short 20 mins to say I've done something - then end up doing an hour. 

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