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Bah thats pants Saffers with the injury, hope you have a speedy recovery.
Did some 400 meter sets tonight in the pool 2000mts in total, after last nights open water swim of about 1km. The local duckpond is ok but we have probably got another 6-8 weeks before the weeds grow up to much to swim in it
Lol Parky, not really its probably got a loop of 750m round the buoys but it is quite a bit bigger than that.. But there are ducks on it.
There is a little island but we cant swim around the back of it something to do with a smaller version of the bermuda triangle . Apprentley some swimmers went round the island last year and vanished!
Or is it bacause a couple of trees have fallen in there and block the waterway......hmm cant remember now
At least it's not geese...
You know you're in trouble when a hooge goose hisses at you and starts running to you... tha's my local park now...
This thread is for Cr@p swimmers. You guys are all barred for not being cr@p enough anymore. I'm feeling totally inadequate.
Had a swimming lesson on weds, crawl was ok, finally getting it all together at last. So breaststoke and that corkscrew kick of mine. Well I practised and practised and practised. Then got out of the pool only to discover that the kick had agrievated my poorly foot which is stopping me from running. So now I can't swim breastsroke either. Thurs I swam crawl and back crawl. (rather than the one that looks like breastsroke and a steam paddle) Managed to punch the wall and spurt blood everywhere.
I'm giving up on this sporting lark. It's too dangerous. I shall just read about everyone else getting hurt! Saffers - sorry about your probs but I think if it's not too serious you can get back into running fairly soon. A friend was sufferenig the same and she is running again. If I were you I would google it as there maybe things that you can do now to aid recovery. Just believe that you will be able to complete your IM.
My foot is hurting from the kicking, it's the bending / flexing of toes and ankle.
Strangely I don't have much of a problem with breathing. I think because I used to challenge myself to swim a length of crawl without breathing so the extra air I get now is a bonus. I think I swim to slowly. I am taking lessons and I have joined a swimming club. The technique will come.
Been busy on here the last few days - phew, caught up now.
(((Saffers))) - sounds like you're having a rough time. Shame about the tri.
Some great swimming going on. Well done Oops on getting 40mins. Thats about my time for 1500m. I havent been swimming for a week now and really missing it. Will go tomorrow.
Also still indecisive about tri club. Like LN, I'm not quite a the level where I can get most benefit from it. If I wasn't paying for pool membership at Virgin then I'd go but I wonder about value for money right now.
(((((saffers))))) sorry you're having probs, fingers crossed that it's shinsplints and can be cured quickly.
I missed Monday's pre-work swim because I was tired from a busy weekend so going Wed, Thur and Fri this week. I've not gone 3 days in a row before.
Today was an easy 30-min swim. I didn't feel very well - slight stomach cramps, dizziness and a low blood sugar sort of feeling. It had come on the day before, although I managed to do a 2-mile race last night, even though at the start the ground felt like it was undulating slightly! I've probably got a virus but was wondering what the symptoms of lack of iron were. LN - I think you mentioned that you took iron tablets and noticed the difference when you didn't. Although I eat healthily I may not be getting enough of the right things now I've increased my training. Anyone got any recommendations for sports nutrition books/ web sites. I'm not vegetarian, but I do eat fish when I can get to a good-quality fishmonger.
Good luck with the three days of swimming Parklife.....it will be a breeze I'm sure. I have not swum since last Monday.....life has just got in the way with the little one and his broken collarbone and me whussing out of OW two nights in a row. Tonight is tri club swim in the pool but I have got up feeling under the weather bit of a throat going on.......would much rather bike!
My bad attitutude at having to pull out of my July tri isn't helping either!!!!!
Get your arse to that pool, saffers. If I'm doing it then you should as well
How did saffers junior break his collar bone? I did mine falling off my bike a few years ago. It's a common cycling injury...... but you probably didn't want to know that.
As long as I don't feel worse later than I shall drag my arse to the pool! So which club are you swimming with then M.ister?
Little one broke his collarbone playing that stooooopid game called football!
Football injuries. Sooo many of my friends have had those from the beautiful game.
Saffers - do what you feel like doing I reckon. You need to be nice to yourself at the moment.
Thanks Ninja for the link - v useful.
Post correction: when I said I'm not vegetarian, I meant to say I don't eat meat. I think I need to watch my iron, B12 and protein and make sure I'm getting enough of each. I keep getting big cravings for protein - I've been fantasising about fried fish for a couple of weeks now but have had to make do with goat cheese, tofu and pulses.
You body will respond to an increase in training by craving food that you need. I would quite happily munch through an enormous pile of rice when I was IM training but wasn't that bothered by sweet stuff.
Anyway, back the the swimming. I'm swimming with A2Tri tonight saffers. I'm still undecided about defecting.
I've not been on much recently but I'm still swimming and still cr@p at it:
I managed 800 metres this morning.
As I have a race tonight, I was using the pull buoy to give my legs a much needed rest, but I was using my hand paddles to try to give my upper body a good workout. I only had to stop after each 200 metres to compose myself
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