Cr@p Swimmers R Us



  • Good luck punch i swim like a brick too so i belong here
  • it honestly helped me a huge amount SP - enjoy :o)
  • So what's the state of progress here chaps and chapesses?

    I have managed to get up to 6 x 25m non-stop using fc...

    I'm (literally) miles away from what I need to do for the IM....

    How's everyone else doing?
  • Update on the I went and broke my PB...8 x 25m lengths...

    [gasps of amazement..]

    Still carp and knackered tho'..

    Trying to contact local swimming club as we speak...
  • GavoGavo ✭✭✭
    RB - try doing 2 x 4 and see if you're less knackered after that. And a tip I got from Dr Nic - take some water and drink it in between your reps. I'm sure someone scientific can talk about dehydration but drinking helped me & can help to slow down muscle pain.

  • ES,

    Thanks for dehydration, I swallow plenty of pool water...doesn't that count???
  • GavoGavo ✭✭✭
    Well it's better than swallowing open-air water. All that salt can't be good for you.
  • Keep going ratbag!

    8 lengths non-stop? You only need to add another 144 and you'll be ready for the race!

    It just comes together almost overnight, so dont be alarmed by these numbers!
  • Thanks dan dan, makes me feel better knowing how far we are aiming for ... not!

    My swimming lessons have stopped for the christmas holidays but hopefully I'll still manage to get wet three times a week.

    Was going pretty well today managing two sets of 16 lengths almost non-stop.
    Will be very upset if I don't make the IM swim within the cut-off time... must keep training :-)
  • Sort of managed 8 * 25m lengths on friday, but these were very poor quality strokes. Yesterday, just went and splashed around for an hour or so.

    fc very poor - needs much work.
  • Managed 5 x 200m (in a nice warm 20m pool though so does it count?)

    Had to alternative between crawl/breast stroke.

    Also had to keep going as there were two 'serious' women swimmers in my lane and some nutter on his own in the other.

    Anyway was knackerd at the end but really pleased to have completed it.
  • well done FFM - definately counts whatever temperature the water is :-)
  • Keep going everybody!
  • Lindi...I'm amazed that you're getting wet 3 times a week comment went unmolested!!!

    I, of course, am above that sort of thing...

    Tried swimming again yesterday but just couldn't get it together...

    Trying again on Thursday...lessons start 5th Jan and I'm banking on them helping me get sorted...
  • GavoGavo ✭✭✭
    Booked lessons yesterday, starting in Jan.

    RB, we're all way too mature to comment on Lindi's frequency, or whatever. Well, I was being polite and letting someone get in there 1st. So to speak....
  • I'd better not comment otherwise I'll only make it worse!

  • Go on know you want to....
  • Behave, children.

    Or you'll set me off!
  • [Lights touchpaper and retires...]
  • oh dear - need something wet to deal with that fire............
  • Nooooo.Stop it!

    I'm off before you make me say something you'll regret!

  • oooh Lindy!!!

    You little tease!!!
  • GavoGavo ✭✭✭
    I've always found that a good blow can put out fires.

    Coat. Me. Get. I'll.

  • Glad you've all settled down.I wouldn't have been able to sleep otherwise!
  • dan dandan dan ✭✭✭
    TTT-whats the latest? Done any swimbling over the hols? How far can you do now?

    Ready to join me on my ten miler yet?


  • Well, I got back into the pool for the first time since October today. Blimey, that was hard, my swimming muscles appear to have atrophied! Managed half a mile of crawl, but had to have several rests. I really mustn't let myself lapse again, it'll take me ages to get back up to a mile.
  • GavoGavo ✭✭✭
    My swimming lessons start next week. Might go for a splash on Thursday so I'm not too rusty (not literally I hope) before the 1st.
  • I was suffering during my swim this morning but not sure if I should blame the Knacker Cracker on Saturday or the cycle yesterday - maybe both!

    Top tip I read over the weekend.... apprently you need to swim more than once a week to improve your technique otherwise your body forgets how to co-ordinate the muscles effectively.
  • The body certainly forgets if you leave it for 2 months...
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