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True... and I dont think I have been in a pool since!
I think I might have done 6.42 the week before last, anyway ... back to it this week!!
Slight improvement for me ... 7:33 managed 2 intervals at this
But i noticed my big gain was my easy 400s at start and end ... where they were close to 10:00 they are now close to 8:00
I did a 400m TT on Tuesday but it was at the end of a hard hour with the swim club, ill hold back the time for the time being as intend to set a TT time before the end of the week.
Can I just check, is the most up to daye spreadsheet still at https://dl.dropbox.com/u/62128064/Save.xlsx and am I supposed to add the times myself? The document seems to be locked for editing when I try, sorry if I am being a dunce.
There are a couple of my posted times still not on there / wrong. Could you update with the following please?
Week 3: 7m 50secWeek 6: Should be 7m 40sec (not letting that PB get lost!)
Now my OW training is done for the year, should be able to play a little more
Have been making an huge effort to stretch out at the end of each stroke, as I push back with the other hand. It does feel like there is a dead spot at the end, but the coash insists it's more efficient vs windmilling.
So today's 400m was focused on extension and pushing. 7:31 vs PB of 7:29. Today felt alot easier, and I thought the whole 400m was swum 'slower'. 1st 100m still too fast, but slower than normal, so pacing is improving too.
BUT don't enter this yet. Depending on how the timing works at tomorrow's tri I may beat it!
Well done Cat. Trying to imprive technique is so frustrating and you are bang on that sometime you didnt gat fatser, just less tired.
Zombie. hangover swim for me this morning. Didn't dare do a TT
Hangover swim, yuk!. Haven't done that for a while. I'm sure when I was training for Outlaw I was swimming so early the hangover hadn't kicked in.
6:40 for me taken from an olympic tri today.. not sure that gets me any points this week. I do have a 6:14 missing from last week though Club night out is tonight after the last race of the year so i'll prob not be swimming tomorrow!
Stanners ... I'll run it for as long as ther is intrest
B_kins ... your 6:14 is in?
Saturday's tri was a relay affair. #1 in my team did a 5min something which meant I had nothing but clear water when I swam. Was hoping for some speedy feet to hang on to. Unfortunately I seemed to tow a few people along, until they swam through me. BIFF BIFF. Great fun . Managed 7:33 wet time.
Friday's 7:31 it is then.
Sorry not last week but the week before. Week 6 is in as 6:14 but week 5 was a 6:14 as well. Now the triathlons are over its time to focus on getting sub 6 here!
September Scores on the Doors
B_Kins 47Sarah the bookworm 41WildWill 32Stanners 18Meldy 12Happychap 2Iron Muffin 1IronCat5 in the Hat 0Tired Badger 0The Silent Assassin 0Barlo 0Purple 0JvR 0ET7 0AvaLaf 0Mathschick 0Pkim 0Schmunkee 0SlowerThanILook 0This is Tom's Pseudonym 0
Overall Scores (at end of september)
Happychap 361B_Kins 127IronCat5 in the Hat 122Tired Badger 90The Silent Assassin 59WildWill 57SlowerThanILook 51Sarah the bookworm 41Barlo 38Stanners 32Purple 30JvR 19Meldy 12ET7 2Iron Muffin 1AvaLaf 0Mathschick 0Pkim 0Schmunkee 0This is Tom's Pseudonym 0
October Base Times
09:58 Happychap06:14 B_Kins07:31 IronCat5 in the Hat06:42 Tired Badger08:10 The Silent Assassin07:33 WildWill07:35 SlowerThanILook 07:40 Sarah the bookworm07:09 Barlo07:40 Stanners08:04 Purple10:05 JvR06:42 Meldy12:02 ET706:20 Iron Muffin07:07 AvaLaf11:38 Mathschick10:15 Pkim12:47 Schmunkee08:25 This is Tom's Pseudonym
Remember the new points system starts this week .....
1pt for logging a Time in a week2pts for every second you better your BASE TIME15pts bonus if you match or better your BASE TIME15pts bonus if you match or better your logged PB5pt bonus if you get within 5secs of your BASE TIME
Top 5 improvers (in seconds based on base time) each week will get bonus of 5,4,3,2 & 1pt
I've done some regular sessions now so will get back to 400's next weekDid 10 x 100 today as main set which was good for the old lungs!! avg about 1.40 for the 100 plus 10 sec rest
Well done ET7 ... massive points there
A bit of an improvement from me 07:25
Ive been a bit slack since IM Wales, also had to abandon my swim on Monday due to a slight twinge in my thumb/wrist which made it uncomfortable to pull with my left hand.Will hopefully be back at it next week. Still want to smash sub 7.00 by the end of the year.In other news im doing the 50m, 100m & 400m at the National Age Group / Masters swimming championships in Sheffield in two weeks. Im going to be well crap compared to most of the people there but should be good fun and get to watch some talented swimmers.
Which year is that then Barlos?Shall I come along to the Masters and whoop your ass??
Can anybody join in with this? I started swimming about six weeks ago with the intention of doing some triathlons next year.
I did 400m for the first time last week and got it in a time of 7.53. I know 100% that I can beat this time though cos I did an 800m yesterday in 15.27. Didn't get the splits but obviously at least one of them was
Ron you started 6 weeks ago? Excellent times!
Thanks, yeah only around 5-6 weeks I think for 2-3 sessions a week. I was in a swimming club upto about the age of 10 (I'm 31 now) so I guess I had subconsciously retained some technique, although I hadn't done a proper session in the pool for 20 years until last month. I'm sure there's still plenty to work on but I'm improving every session. I think 7.30 is easily possible for me right now so I figure 7.00 should be a longer term goal, as well as achieving a decent 1500m time.
Really good. I bet that time will come down pretty quick.
6:16 for me today.