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Wayhay Becky It was a beautiful day for it too!
... and DD - that sounds like pretty good going with a pull buoy. Again as Ninja said 'A kill's a kill'
Another tri club swim, done & dusted and you'll never guess what word the coach used to describe my stroke.....
**drum roll please**
She said she was really impressed with the improvement I'd made since I started I'm sooo pleased! (She still had to amend the main set for me & my friend so that we could finish at about the same time as everyone else - but she said the speed will come with fitness now)
Fab news Becky. Keep up the good work
I've just got back from my mandatory 50M test in the lake. T'was lovely. 16 degrees. Absolutely fine in a cozzie. I've signed up for a diving workshop on 5 June. They have high boards there too. I was OK getting my head in the water but went off course a few times. I presume with cloudy water you need to keep lifting your head out to check where you are?
Went for a nice cycle beforehand ending up at a one hour bike workshop then cycle on to the lake and back to work.
I wish I didn't have to work for a living - I wouldn't struggle at all to fill my days.
I managed to swim a mile last night, for the first ever time.
I stopped for a few seconds at 500m, then stopped to take my aqua gloves off at 900m, stopped to put them back on at 1000m (my rings kept slipping and nearly fell off), but I managed 1 mile, 1600 metres, 1.6 km or 64 lengths (a long way however I say it )
I was a bit happy about that last night
Lots more progress in here. Well done all! I had a site tip tonight from SuperCaz re planning training sessions.
SuperCaz wrote (see)
I generally get mine from swimplan.com You put in the strokes you can do, what swim aids you ahve available and an estimate of your swimming speed. From that it comes up with a 60 min programme tailored to your ability.Then next time you can ask for an easier or harder session and it will come up with something different. I print them off, put them in a plastic bag to keep them dry and take them on poolside with me.
I generally get mine from swimplan.com You put in the strokes you can do, what swim aids you ahve available and an estimate of your swimming speed. From that it comes up with a 60 min programme tailored to your ability.
Then next time you can ask for an easier or harder session and it will come up with something different. I print them off, put them in a plastic bag to keep them dry and take them on poolside with me.
Great swim progress by the sounds of things.
Another 1.5Km open water last night in the pond..not sure how much longer we will be in there loads of weeds last night. It was like swimming with the Triffids . Come up to sight and end up with a great blob of weed on your face.
Great progress being made on here. I missed Tri swim this week, missed OW and didn't even get to the pool due to making the decision many moons ago to have three children . Three hospital visits and only one child didn't need a visit and something had to give......arrrrrrgghhhh!!!!!
I am going to have a look at that swimplan.com ........ sounds good to me.
Morning all. The other residents of lane 6 tortured me this morning as punishment for missing the session on Wednesday. They're a cruel bunch
Hi tri chick
It sounds like you need some coaching on your technique (don't we all!) so pick whichever method suits you. I generally suggest a few one to one coaching sessions but if you have a local swim club or tri club with a good coach then that might work for you. A tri club might be better than a swim club as we focus very heavily on FC and a swim club will be spending lots of time on other strokes.
First ever open water swim this morning! Felt a bit strange, but not as scary as I expected! I joined the 'novice' group which was just right as I was towards the back but not the slowest...Didn't quite get my wesuit in the right position before starting - need more practice at that, and defintely need some body glide - I have a very sore neck!!
LN - thanks for the tip I'll take a look at swimplan
Great swim up the pool, there was only 3 of us in today . A nice warm up of a couple of 400mt easy, then 2000mts in 42 mins well pleased with that.
Pushed a little harder today not so that I was knackered but put a bit more sustainable effort in. Breathing never felt rushed nor did I feel out of breath and the stroke stayed long and a got into a really good rythmn.
As a once famous man said " I love it when a plan comes together" .....Colonel John 'Hannibal' Smith........The A Team
Welcome tri chick....you will get fab advice on this thread.
Great swimming Becky. I don't think that OW is as scary as it sometimes sounds.......just as long as it is not too cold then I am fine. Although I still dread my first mass start!
Nice going RC and I do love it when a quote comes along that I've actually heard of!
Didn't swim this week so if you lot would kindly kick my butt out the door next week, that would be appreciated.
We left before prizegiving and the results aren't up yet on the web - because OH was adamant about getting home to watch the England-Japan footy, which England are losing at the mo. So I don't really know, haven't a clue about his result, my stop watch didn't work but as far as I can figure my time was just over an hour, 3km river swim, 5km run, but I was too slow in transition, got the wettie off quickly and number belt on but faffed about too long with my feet. Must have lost about 2 mins there. Think my swim was 29 mins (strong current in the river). It started to rain heavily during the last couple of hundred metres which was interesting, but it meant the run into T1 was very dodgy, wet slippery cobblestones. So reckon from the time I was helped out of the Rhine onto the steps to the time I actually ran out of T1 was probably about 6 mins. Which leaves my actual 5km running time at about 27mins.
I really enjoyed today. Would have liked to stay for prizegiving as I know I got my AG - I was the only one in it!
LJS doesn't know his time either but I saw him swimming past the ferry I was on, he was about 200m from the finish, don't of course know what time his group actually jumped off their ferry but his time for the 6km was between 40 and 45 mins.
Well done IW. 3k swim in 29mins!!!!
I've got to go to the bottom of the class this week because I haven't been swimming all week. The beginners class at tri club on Monday was cancelled and the rest of the week sort of flew by. Must try harder.