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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10K Open Water Entered

10K Open Water Entered

Well this will be interesting.  Over Christmas my wife suggested that, because 2018 is a “milestone” year for me, I should mark it with some sort of “big event”.  And so it was decided that both my daughter and myself should enter an open water swimming event. And it was decided (not sure how) that …

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Welcome To My World

Welcome To My World

So this is going to be the home of my web site.  I’ve tried to do this a number of times over the past few years and never really managed to get enough enthusiasm to do anything worthwhile. Just don’t hold your breath.