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rightsofwomen Mon 18-Sep-17 13:07:25

Ohh la la....2nd thread filled up. Hopefully this Subject line will make it easy enough to find.

Everyone welcome.

lljkk Mon 18-Sep-17 14:02:00

(Wish this was me!)

Wow we filled old thread. I now have a Finis Duo. Still puzzling out best way to put music on it. sad

TriGirl007 Mon 18-Sep-17 14:47:08

Commiserations rights it sucks when something you're trained hard for goes wrong. The event I did this weekend was poorly organised and we didn't know where we were running and ended in middle of boggy playing field my shoes were soaked.

TheMship that's amazing swimming. My DDs club say to train in two baggy costumes over the top then on race day pull on the super tight race suit and you will fly. They won't let them train in "suits" only for competition use. I guess your experience proves the science.

Thanks for the thread rights

I'm hoping to go swim tonight but still nursing that "coldie" feeling so not sure whether to risk it.

SingingAvocado Mon 18-Sep-17 14:59:06

Thanks for the new thread Rights. Well done Mship! Hope you feel better, Tri. Did my swim this morning. Apparently a friend is joining the swim tomorrow. I'll let you know if she does!

TriGirl007 Mon 18-Sep-17 21:07:11

I went for it as the lane was quiet and kept going for 40mins in the end smile hope the "cold" stays away.

TheMShip Tue 19-Sep-17 14:38:52

Well done Tri! It's hard to keep going when you're unwell.

My magic suit continues to perform. Over 2150m my average 100m pace today was 1:50.4, and without really trying I hit 7:19 on one of my 400's. Feels amazing.

SingingAvocado Tue 19-Sep-17 14:57:36

I want a magic suit too MShip! I am so impressed that you have gone down two dress sizes. Absolutely brilliant.

Well done for keeping going Tri.

2112m done today in just under 41mins. My new challenge is to get my backstroke quicker as my Swimtag looks like this (yellow = backstroke, blue = front crawl).

rightsofwomen Thu 21-Sep-17 19:52:48

Have not been able to swim at all this week. Sob.

SingingAvocado Fri 22-Sep-17 08:56:08

That is annoying, Rights. Hope you can get back to it. There is a day I need to miss next week because DH is away for work.

rightsofwomen Fri 22-Sep-17 09:46:49

Thanks. I should be able to.
It's just been busy with sorting out my new job, car service, DS1 not being around etc.

I've run lots though....always easier to fit that in.

lljkk Fri 22-Sep-17 09:54:01

Gosh you're fast, Avocado.

I took my lads to lanes last night. They are doing a distance challenge this weekend & they needed to get used to the goggles -- they never wear goggles in regular lessons.

It was fun (not). More like herding ferrets. "He splashed me! I don't like people splashing me!" said the little DS who now, it seems, cannot handle thumping swimmers either. Grrrr. Must separate them for the distance badge evening.

I only did about 12 lengths last night, but will have a proper swim today.

OH, and funny bit: our pool used to have lanes from 7-8pm on Thurs eve, but now no lanes then, just open swim. Last night... every single swimmer in the pool from 7:20 onwards was doing steady lengths. About 12 adults, plus my marauding monkeys luckily in a separate section so not driving the adults mad.

lljkk Fri 22-Sep-17 09:56:33

Sorry: that doesn't make sense without this info... I persuaded the pool to set up a single lane just for my lads b/c they needed practice for the distance swim but too young to to Adults Only lanes sessions. So my lads had a lane they were monkeying around in,while the adults who were doing very disciplined lengths didn't have lanes, although they all swam up and down like well-behaved yoyos! I wonder if pool will rethink lane session times on a Thursday.

TheMShip Fri 22-Sep-17 17:21:32

Odd there were no lanes at all! Always min 2 at my pool.

I'm only 1.8 km away from finishing the Channel crossing challenge, will sneak out early tomorrow morning to finish it while DH and the kids have the usual Saturday morning movie and pancakes.

Today I tried 1 km straight and got my time down to 18:01. I love my magic suit.

SingingAvocado Fri 22-Sep-17 17:33:40

I like the silent protest lljkk!

Well done on the Channel challenge MShip. Sounds like you are doing great.

rightsofwomen Mon 25-Sep-17 13:55:29

I have swum. 1050m.
New regime now DS1 gone to uni. I shall swim in the day and work in the evening when DS2 is in bed.
See how flexible I am! actually am not at all flexible after yesterday's half marathon

TheMShip Mon 25-Sep-17 15:41:23

Finished the Channel crossing challenge Saturday morning! Snuck out while DH and kids were watching the usual movie with pancakes and nailed the last 2 km.

rightsofwomen Mon 25-Sep-17 22:01:25

Oh well done Ship. What an achievement [high five]

SingingAvocado Wed 27-Sep-17 17:05:12

Well done, Ship. (I like the idea of your movie and pancakes routine too!)

How are you feeling, Rights? I can't go swimming tomorrow as my husband is away with work. Got a bit of a scratchy throat so maybe that is a good thing … Our members' changing rooms are getting a refurb over the next 8 weeks so we are all in the main changing rooms and having the wrong coins (we've clung onto the old £1 for the lockers only to find the main changing room lockers have already had an upgrade to the new £1 coins) and forgetting shower gel (it comes provided in the members' changing room!). Gets everyone talking though …

rightsofwomen Wed 27-Sep-17 19:54:00

I'm doing OK Avocado.
DS1 has been in contact and is happy so I'm happy too.

It's quiet.

TriGirl007 Thu 28-Sep-17 16:05:37

No swimming or running for me for few days as stuffed with head-cold sad hopefully will be back in the pool next week.

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Thu 28-Sep-17 16:26:25

I am swimming once a week at the moment - gone down to 4 days at work so swim on my day off.

I'm slow as hell and do a crap version of breaststroke, but that half an hour in the morning is bliss. I wish I could fit it in on other days too.

SingingAvocado Fri 29-Sep-17 09:29:18

Get well soon, TriGirl.

Sounds like your weekly swim is really good, Bunch. Half an hour to yourself getting endorphins flowing is great!

TriGirl007 Fri 29-Sep-17 20:49:23

Thanks avocado I've hardly done any exercise this week and eaten too many carbs &sugar arrhh need my exercise "fix"smile

rightsofwomen Sat 30-Sep-17 17:34:16

1K done. That's two this week. Hoorah. Friend saw me (from cafe I think) and said I looked good. Yay

Whattodowithaminute Sun 01-Oct-17 07:11:47

Morning swimmers, can I tentatively join? Planning on adding at least a once per week swim to overall fitness regime. I used to swim a lot when (very much) younger but difficult to get out of the house now with the children to look after. Anyway once a week should be viable.
Is there a swim routine:programme people recommend to swim for fitness?
Any technology which is useful? Ways to count your lanes etc?
Someone recommended waterproof headphones and I think I would enjoy a podcast or music whilst swimming-any recommendations?
Right I'm doing it-off I go to the pool, quite looking forward to it!

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