Saturday 7 January 2012

Binge outsmarts spreadsheet after only 7 days!

Woohoo 7 days into 2012 and already my slog (Swim Log) has capitulated conceding that my 2012 challenge is a sensible one. (Anyone who has followed this blog with any regularity will know that sensible is not usually an adjective that can be applied to me.) See last year's progress and explanation here and here.

Now as a long suffering Newcastle United fan and given their spectacular demolition of Manchester United earlier this week, it seems appropriate to fall back on some footballing (soccer for the 15% of you that read this blog from across the pond) clich├ęs, such as "I'm not letting myself get carried away" "I'm taking it one session at a time" there are still a few twists and turns in this season yet" "but it's an encouraging start."

If any of you want to download your own Slog this is the link go to Trondi's post at the end of the thread as he files a second bug free version.

I think swimming at the moment is all about just getting back into the groove and covering a decent distance. So nothing too challenging but trying to think about strokes, breathing patterns and technical bits of turns to alleviate the boredom.

800 warm up as 100 free, 100 back, 100 free, 100 breast
400 pull with paddles @ 6.45
10 x 50's drill @ 60s odd 50's catch up even 50's finger trail
400 pull @ 6.45
10 x 50's @ 60 steady swim work the turns, dolphin leg kick 2 strokes before breathe on break out
400 swim @ 6.45
10 x 50's @ 60 progressive 1-4, 5-8 one easy one hard
4 x 100 kick with fins @ 2.15
100 swim down
4000 metres


  1. I've outsmarted my spreadsheet this week too, not sure how long I can keep going at million metre pace though!

  2. OOh that's ambitious... good for you though