Wednesday Night (31/01/2018) – Tumble Turns

Wednesday Night (31/01/2018) – Tumble Turns

Last nights session included some drill / technique work as various people had asked for help with tumble turns.  This meant that the actual swim session was much shorter than usual – because doing half length and turns takes time.  In terms of actual swimming it was a straight forward 2K set. Set Distance Cumulative …

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Do drag shorts make a difference?

Do drag shorts make a difference?

My last couple of swims this week (High Peak Tri and Macc Masters) got me thinking about this question. I made a decision, at the beginning of this year, that “all” my Wednesday (High Peak) swims would be with drag shorts. But when swimming in Macc I don’t wear them, just normal training trunks. Whilst …

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Friday Night (26/01/2018)

Friday Night (26/01/2018)

Finally back for an evening of swimming with Macclesfield Masters. These are traditional Masters sessions – so there is a decent amount of middle distance work and distance in general – especially as these are 90 minute sessions. I enjoyed this one and it allowed an “interesting” comparison with my Wednesday efforts, because whilst on …

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Wednesday Night (24/01/2018)

Wednesday Night (24/01/2018)

Busy night last night – some 26 swimmers. Still suffering from this cold virus, so swimming still a challenge. The set was a good mix of short / middle distance work Set Distance Cumulative Description 1 x 400 400 400 EZ 4 times 1,400 1,800 1 x 200 200 90% 1 x 100 100 70% …

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Wednesday Night (17/01/2018)

Wednesday Night (17/01/2018)

Wednesday night is High Peak Triathlon night.  Since Christmas the swim time has changed to an early 19:00 and the sessions at the moment are well subscribed (4 a lane in most cases). Last night, me coming off a week of man-flu, was a bit grim.  Swimming felt really slow and tiring, which is to …

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