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Last Post 08/01/2013 04:24 PM by Hoshie S. 51 Replies.
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eurochien

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07/31/2013 03:33 PM
Hey CK, sure I'd be interested in the swim workouts. I don't like swimming with pool toys though (buoys or planks). All I do is freestyle at various distances and speeds in the pool, for a total of 2,000 meters/yards per session. Any more than that and I go crazy. I'm cheap so even though there are Masters program in my area (I'm in Highlands Ranch, not Boulder), I just do my own thing. Thanks to YouTube videos I've managed to learn to flip turn, breathe bilaterally and I'm constantly working on my position in the water, high elbow, head down, blah-blah. But the bottom line in open water swims is all this stuff doesn't really matter all that much anymore when you can't sight and/or you freak out or you're caught in traffic! Last year at my first ever open water tri (harvest moon) I did the 1.2 mile swim in 28 minutes - very average really - but I thought I had this thing down pat - enough to limit my losses. Now it's back to the drawing board.
Cosmic Kid

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07/31/2013 04:07 PM
Damn dude....1.2 miles in 28 min is pretty good. I wouldn't call that "average" (unless you live in Highlands Ranch, maybe!!)

Sent a friend request. Shoot me back a PM with your e-mail addy and I'll hook you up. NO toys in this program, but lots of drills. Defnitely working out for me.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
eurochien

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07/31/2013 05:23 PM
Oooops. Typo! Not 28 minutes, 38 minutes!! No way in hell can I swim 1.2 miles in less than 35 minutes ever. That must have been wishful thinking.
Cosmic Kid

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07/31/2013 05:46 PM
I did the Racine 70.3 in 36:XX, so we are in the same ball park. You seem to be right around 2:00 / 100m and I was just under that (with wetsuit). But like I said, I did 1:40 / 100m on Sunday so the FF program has definitely paid big dividends for me. I think you'll see similar results. We clearly have the cardio system to swim better than we are (bike times show that), so it has to be technique related.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
archistu

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08/01/2013 03:45 PM
@ CK - If you really want to come to the dark side, you'd race duathlons. None of that ridiculous swimming, and plenty of suffering to satisfy your appetite for pain.
Hoshie

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08/01/2013 04:18 PM
My 11 year old daughter does repititions of 100M on the 1:30 / 1:35s frequently but she's got junior olympic class times for SoCal which are ridiculous for all age groups

no way I could do those. Drills and time, drills and time....

j

Hoshie

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08/01/2013 04:24 PM
PA - yes, cross is rough.

I honestly don't know why I picked it as my return sport for bike racing since I never did it before.

bottom line - I find it fun.




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