Thursday 3 February 2011

Going commando! and a smidgeon off 50,000 metres down.

I emerged from work thinking that Cyclone Yasi had veered off course. It was totally wild. On arriving late for training I came in for a bit of stick from Bart the Shark and Awesome Emma for not making Tuesday's session which apparently resulted in Emma going to A & E with an acute asthma attack, you see she hasn't been properly right since those 16 x 25's fly.

The new Gateshead Pools have adopted the changing village concept, so on getting out of the pool and heading for the changing rooms,  I scooped up my clothes and started to dress in a nearby cubicle, only to discover my knickers were missing.... deciding that rather than mess around and drape myself in a towel to check the locker looking for them, I'd simply "go commando". I packed up my gear and stepped out of the cubicle to be confronted by my black Marks and Spencer's undies lying in a puddle in the aisle....for all the world to see.

Anyway this was a bit of a mish mash of a session half invented by the Fairy Snow Baby and half by the club A squad coach who was taking the kids squad in the other half of the pool. Not sure I'm even close to being able to swim fast yet and the 100's were pretty poor.

250 Warm up
8 x 150's @ 2.45 100 free 50 IM order
8 x 50 @ 70s brst drill
2 x 5 x 100 @ 2 mins swum as
   1 x 100 15m max 85 m easy
   1 x 100 25m max 75 easy
   1 x 100 25 max 25 easy repeat
   1 x 100 50 max 50 easy
   1 x 100 flat out aaargh!
550 pull swim down
3200 total.


  1. I'm liking that story! Interestingly my own total hit exactly, and very neatly, 50,000m last night.
    When will you be competing next?
    I was at the K2 last weekend and made a start to my plan to tackle all events this year. Er, except perhaps the totally mental 200Fly.

  2. I wish I had a £1 for every time I've dropped my knickers in a puddle in the changing rooms. Usually happens when I'm going straight to work after training!

  3. I'm glad it's not just me Angie..

  4. That's a pretty cool plan Ruth, might be a good idea for next year although there are some scary events out there such as the 100 and 200 mental but also I've never in my life swam a competitive 200 back (actually some people might say I've never in my life swam a competitive anything...)I think my first meet will be Darlo masters at the end of March.
    Have a good weekend