Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Bye Bye Windows

After some very frustrating tech problems I have finally switched from Windows to Mac, I absolutely delighted to have made the transition, as a result I should be able to keep the site updated on a more frequent basis with no more excuses.

To that end, the latest news is a return to salt water, granted it was only a fifteen minute dip in The North Sea at Costa Del Seaton Carew near Hartlepool The Mecca for Open Water Swimmers! (NOT) but we were very happy with this for the first outing on 2015. After some screaming and crying about ice cream headaches and brain freeze we did manage to actually swim properly for 600 metres.

It was an ideal opportunity to test the Ambit3 previously mentioned, the GPS Tracking features all worked a treat, we purposely stayed close to shore as can been seen from the route on the image below.

Pool wise training has been going superbly well with Bill, we have been doing interval sessions on virtually every occasion we manage to train, the direct consequence being a slight increase in speed and return to fitness.

The 24 hours Swim For Life (2S4L) at Guildford Lido is imminent therefore recent sets have circled around1600m breakdowns for example 1600 warm up 16x 100, 8x 200, 4x 400, 2x 800 all on build to max effort maintaining form and bilateral breathing. If you are unfamiliar with the 2S4L then please read the previous  write up from 2011 on list of favourite posts (left side bar)

Dublin beckons this weekend for hydration purposes! after which it will be head first into the swim season 2S4L, Eton 10k, Wykeham 5k, C of C 9 miles etc.

Stay tuned

P.S. The tide was in we didn't just walk the zig zag on the sand! Cheers Google

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