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Category: Swimming

Not Happy!
No fun in that!

Apparently the lake at Alpe D’Huez is a bit fresh and I am not the best in the cold. So very sensibly decided to venture down to Box End early this morning to practice swimming in cooler open water… What could possibly go wrong…

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My big race for 2019

Triathlon Alpe D’Huez Lots of training to do before I get to the start line, but then that’s half the fun right? I gather that this is quite a tough race… Makes it worth doing 😉 I have yet to hear anyone describe this course as ‘undulating’.

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Carrying a rucksack full of water in your swim?

Really good video for correcting some common problems… Well at least they are common in my FS!! Head position, hand during the catch pushing down not pulling back and legs way to wide open (don’t go there… it’s childish!). Best tip for me in this video is to focus on correcting ONE THING and really […]

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CSS and the three bears

Having bought my new toys it only seemed reasonable to learn how to use them (well an estimation anyway!) … With the help of the Internet, the power of Google and some witch like incantations, I worked out that my Critical Swim Speed might be 2:19 therefore meaning that Mode 2 on my timer would […]

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CSS – How to work it out

Having experimented with my little tempo timer (for that read pressed some buttons and set a random time), I quickly concluded that I needed to get some proper information about what to do with it and how to build some training sessions around it. The joys of being a newbie and also self coached! But […]

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