Thursday 27 January 2011

Wearing too much underwear? .....but still reduced total to 464,200 metres

I hate going training from work, looking like a grown up and wearing too many clothes, (especially underwear) but I was forced to go via a Law Society Roadshow "defending Legal Aid" this evening. God I really live on the edge sometimes.

Anyway the doom and gloom from the government's idiotic proposals for slashing this fundamental service for the disadvantaged and marginalised was leavened somewhat by the 2nd appearance of Bart the Shark at training, we obviously didn't work him hard enough on Tuesday.

Despite his Eastern European origin he's got a fantastic Geordie accent, and I was treated to " How* man" and "yee gan furst," which made me chuckle. I spent the session trying to draft off him (unsuccessfully as he left me for dead) and I expect that it won't be long before he gives the Fairy Snow Baby a run for his money.

I hadn't much thought about the session, now there's a surprise, and Matthew (I'm too tired to think of a silly nickname for him at the moment) set the warm up and I took it over from there. We were back to 600's well sort of and the different strokes and teaching points meant that the session flew past.

4 x 3 x 100's 
        100 free @ 1.45
        100 back @ 2.00
        100 IM @ 2.00
3 x 400's swim @ 7.30, drill @ 8.00 swam as
        100 free, 50 back, 100 free, 50 brst, 100 free    
6 x 50 @ 60 free working on turns, dolphin kick off the wall
3 x 50 brst @ 70s trying to pick up the pace a little
6 x 50 @ 60 free adding two strokes per breath cycle
3 x 50 brst @ 70s trying to pick up the pace a little
6 x 50 @ 60 free DPS reducing strokes per length from 19 -15
200 swim down
Total 3800m

* "How" of course is the contraction of that more familiar term Howay ie North-Eastern, or Geordie, slang meaning 'come on', 'hurry up' and so on. Voice intonation specifies the exact definition, often not understood by anyone outside of the Newcastle area and thus causes much confusion for non-natives.
'Howay man!'
'Howay, we're gonna be late'


  1. and here's me thinking this would be a story about drag pants........

  2. Sorry but that's material for another time!