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I did my very first long swim in the old Crawley swimming baths - 36 lengths of backstroke, I was about 13 I think and had no goggles. I got out of the water when I finally realised the chlorine might have been the reason I could hardly see out of my eyes any more. Had to be treated by the attendant.
M.ister W - cetainly should, we saw a load of 60s pop acts in Crawley at the college!
Just got my feedback from the T20 2 weeks ago:
38 – 2 beat leg kick, over rolling, entry too close to head, head turning too much when breathing
So I guess that gives me plenty to work on!! No idea what a 2 beat leg kick is... may have to ask tonight!Someone did 60lengths in 20mins!!!!! (and they still got feedback on technique)
Dragged my butt to the club tonight!
I managed to remember the session for a change......2625m swum.
WU6x150m - FC FC with fins kickboard + fins kickboard no fins FC with pull bouy FC bilateral every 5 (couldn't do so did every 3)
2x100m best stroke count 1min rest2x100m catch up 1 min rest2x100m finger drag 1 min rest
repeat above drills once all finished.......they were glad I am slow!!!!
10x25m timed sprints - 50secs include rest (i tried not to panic at this point ) 50m backstroke5 x 25m timed sprints - 40 secs include rest (the others did 35secs) 50 m backstroke
50m FC with paddles
and then I ran out of time to finish the rest!!!!! I did panic at the thought of the sprints but the Coach told me I need to get my mindset sorted and not be so negative. I like to stay in my comfort zone and I need to push myself.
I used the paddles for the first time and although only 50m, I did feel it in my arms. They are sore already so lord knows what they will feel like in the morning.
Jeeeez, Saffers that sounds like a hard session - well done you!
Tonight at tri club...... I wasn't the slowest person there!!!!!!!!!
W/U 4x200m FC/PB/drill/FC
Kickboard- 250m with coach shouting "go" and "stop" at intervals to put extra effort in.Pull buoy 3 x 150m 20s rest inbetween4 x 25m sprints (from a dive, but since I haven't dived in for about 15 years, I thought best not attempt it tonight, so started in pool)
C/D 100m easy
OW starts saturday - but I'm doing cheshire tri sunday, so will have to wait until next weekend for that delight!
Ultra Ironwolf wrote (see)
2 kicks to one arm stroke.
Well done Saffers. That sounds like a tough session. You are improving no end with your club.
I've decided to leave tri club for now just because I'd prefer to make use of the gym pool while I have it and am paying for it. Will think again in July when my membership runs out. Trying to work hard there meanwhile and did 500m in 12.5mins which is one of my fastest times. Then did some bilateral breathing and some drills so about 1000m in total. Still tempted with S4T. Bilateral breathing is getting easier but I have to take it very slow.
Second open water swim planned for Saturday.
Then Cheshire tri on Sunday in an open air brine pool.
Well done BM Becky too.
I know about being the slowest and I sympathise.
Thanks Becky and Soup......I think I shall sleep well tonight.
Becky sounds like you had a good session too.....I'm with you on the diving and opt to stay in the pool rather than embarrass myself by attempting to dive. Something I need to practise on my own I think.
Soup, you have to do what's right for you. I also have a gym membership at the local leisure centre and whilst I am not using the gym so much now that the nicer whether is here for the cycling rather than spin classes, I do use the pool twice a week.......as long as life lets me! I still cannot get the hang of the bilateral.....I do it when I have to but it feels all wrong to me. Good luck for Sunday.
and what is a good kick ratio to arms then? I am clueless!
A splendid 1.5 miles in the duckpond this evening nice and warm in the water. Felt very easy and smooth and relaxed.
Excellent sighting but I seem to be able to swim in a good straight line must be from diving in water that you cant see your hand in front of your face.
I kick just before I turn mrs Wolf hardly use my legs at all.
But alas Im a shit swimmer
Morning all - great swimming all round by the sound of it.
I'm still unwell but managed a gentle session at the pool this morning. As Ninja said earlier 'A kill's a kill'.
Wondering wether I should go to the doctor as I've been feeling like this since Tuesday. I'm rarely ill and a visit to the doc is also rare. My symptoms are that I'm a bit unsteady on my feet; slightly dizzy; very slight stomach cramps although I'm managing to eat OK; a bit weary generallly and (possibly unconnected) sore breasts. Does it sound like a virus or has it gone on too long?
I think it's something going around Parky, since my Sprint last sunday I've felt like carp. More of a cold/flu type thing but head, neck and shoulders feel terrible and stomach bloated (but not windy).
Big doses of Vit C and Beechams to try and lift before this weekend at Nantwich, feeling somewhat better just tired.
Yeah - I've got the headache thing too and a bit dehydrated FB + no mojo - annoying eh?
Have you got a tri then this weekend Gaz? Good luck - I hope the carpness eases off. I have swum and raced (only a 2-miler) with this bug this week and I actually felt OK while doing the sporty bits, just a bit rubbish before and after.
Turmeric is good for aches if that's what's wrong with your head, neck and shoulders Gaz.
RC - LJS has PBs of 16:24 for 1km, 25:15 for 1500m and 1hr 6mins for 3.8km.....so obviously his is all upper body strength!
BLimey Mrs Wolf thats impressive. My 3.8k time is 1.5 hrs but I know I can do the distance so for this year Im well pleased.
Well for only 6 months swimming M.ister Im well pleased. For me doing the distance a few weeks ago was a massive confidence boost and doing 1.5 miles in the lake last night in wettie I know I can do the swim, which was a concern for me at the turn of the year.
Also good thing about last night was swimming in very close proximity to other swimmers to get used to that, ok no where near the volume of peeps at 1/2 and full IM but to have someone right next to me on both sides and still maintain breathing no problems again good confidence boost. Also get to practice getting a draft of people.
This thread is brilliant for pants swimmers I must say
Its all good fun
Well done Mr W - that must've been satisfying.
At the moment when people post times, it means nothing to me. When I'm in the lake it'll be easier for me to record times and compare I expect.
Ditto with the close proximity Rodeo. My tri club will be starting sessions at the lake soon too.