Saturday 17 December 2011

Jaws 2 (the return of Bart the Shark)

Oh no not that Shark fella again
With the throes of Christmas well and truly upon us I found myself reduced to a taxi driver for Teenage Triathlete as her social whirl spun completely out of control. Consequently I'm making very little progress on counting down those metres.

A rather snowy and somewhat hairy drive to Hexham for the triathlete's Christmas party and a sleep over gave me a quiet night in on my own and the opportunity to swim this morning.

The session was pretty busy with a number of people who don't normally swim on a Saturday including the return of Bart the Shark who was hoping to get his life back on track in January and thought he'd steal a march by coming in today.

The session was varied and fairly relaxed, I was really pleased with the progressive 200's given that in January I was struggling to swim sub 3.15's. Awesome Emma was complaining that there was too much rest on the 25's! I did explain that as I was now under 10k I thought the pressure was off and we could take it easy, (so we promptly dropped the turn around time to 50's.)

Beckleberry dad was his usual harbinger of doom by commenting that there was still time for me to slip on the snow and ice and break my leg, cheerful huh. Well I'm now down to 7,708m (although I'm not really sure where the extra 8 metres comes from).

Oh and I've cleverly left my lap top in Court 13 at Newcastle County Court so I'm struggling to post this blog!

13 x 50's  5@ 60s  8 @ 55s
25 m to move to the other end so I can see the clock
5 x 200 @ 3.40 progressive* no 1 easy, no 2 hard 50 easy 150, no 3 hard 100 easy 100 etc
100 swim down
8 x 100 @ 2 mins 25 swim, 25 kick, 25 drill 25 swim
8 x 25 @ 50s hard 1st 12.5m streamline, dolphin sprint kick
4 x 50 @ 70  breast
4 x 50 @ 70 free
4 x 50 @ 70 breast
4 x 50 @ 70 IM order
25 m to get to the other end to get out

* chuffed with a 3.05, 3.00, 2.55, 2.50, and 2.45

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