Swimming will never be the same again!

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Swimming will never be the same again!

Post by cottmiler on Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:59 pm

That,s what I said to Mrs Cott yesterday after our session in the 50m Claremont Pool.

Mrs Cott has now swum a mile, 1600 m non- stop, twice which is a PB.

I did 2700m non-stop which is my PB.

It,s the wonderful warm weather and wide swim lanes with at most maybe 1 or 2 fellow swimmers.

Maybe it is also Paul Newsome,s chortling laugh and strident instructions to his squad swimmers too that encourages us.


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Post by gregorywannabe on Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:04 am

Great stuff CM and Mrs CM. Maybe the 3km option in the Cottesloe mile ows is not beyond you after all cm? Wink

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Post by nightcrawler on Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:07 am

cottmiler wrote:That,s what I said to Mrs Cott yesterday after our session in the 50m Claremont Pool.

Mrs Cott has now swum a mile, 1600 m non- stop, twice which is a PB.

I did 2700m non-stop which is my PB.

It,s the wonderful warm weather and wide swim lanes with at most maybe 1 or 2 fellow swimmers.

Maybe it is also Paul Newsome,s chortling laugh and strident instructions to his squad swimmers too that encourages us.


Congragulations Family Cotty!
A lovely video for you which represents your recreational swim lifestyle, both of you are inspirations.
https://youtu.be/bTIcQMwYC1o

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Post by cottmiler on Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:23 am

Since the first post on 18th Dec we have maintained regular pool swimming, Mrs Cott averaging 6km a week and me 12km. This is much more than in England where our facilities are modest and there are other distracting activities.

The benefits of “garbage yardage” are becoming apparent and that is that the last few laps one does when very tired are really very important indeed.

This is what the drill seargeant says when you are dying from doing hundreds of pushups that the last few are the ones that do you good.

With swimming, that is because you need to engage the brain in helping you keep swimming by telling you to minimise drag and improve hand angles etc..

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Last week we nipped along to Sorrento Beach and paddled in the 300 m shark enclosure which was enjoyable and next Tuesday we hope to bus down to Coogee to do the same.

Next Monday Paul Newsome has drafted me into a squad session. I expect he is fed up watching someone swimming like a dustbin next to his elites for hours. Maybe I am swimming a bit more like a dugong now after the garbage yardage I have been churning out.


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Post by Tom65 on Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:46 am

cottmiler wrote:

Next Monday Paul Newsome has drafted me into a squad session.


Swimming will never be the same again! Very Happy
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Post by gregorywannabe on Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:07 am

Did you do the Cott Classic Mile cm?

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Post by cottmiler on Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:16 am

I didn,t although we enjoyed watching it.

I realised after swimming at Coogee in the netted area, two days earlier, that I just wasn,t fit enough for sea swimming.

During this holiday we had done 67 km total in the pool and only 3.6 km total practise in the sea.

Working with Paul Newsome reminded me that I need to do massively more swimming to improve. Look at nightcrawler,s yardage for example.

I expect you have notched up several more good swims?

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Post by gregorywannabe on Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:17 am

Did the Swim Thru Perth yesterday. 3.5km from ~500m west of Elizabeth Quay, under the Narrows Bridge and continuing on the Matilda Bay. 1:02 which is about where I am atm. Not too many jellies. Winner in 38:37! Shocked This was the 1st ows race I've done this year. Before XMAS I've done a 5k at Coogee, a 1.6k at Rotto, a 5k at Rockingham and an attempted 10k at Champion Lakes (pulled the pin after 7.5k with shoulder pain). Next on the list is a 4k at Mandurah on Australia Day, possible 5k at Shorehaven, 3.6k Busselton Jetty, possible 5k at Cottesloe, 1.5k Coogee Jetty to Jetty.

After the 1st race I've realized I've been a bit "lazy" with my pool training. Happy to cruise along at too slow a stroke rate. Volume is about where I want it (19-20k per week), but not enough higher stroke rate, race pace stuff. Will see how things pan out in that respect with the upcoming ows races.

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Post by gregorywannabe on Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:26 am

I forgot to mention that I enjoyed doing a point-to-point ows with the Swim Thru Perth.

This year all the SwimmingWA events have a 1.25k rectangle, so if you want to do a 10k that's 8 circuits!
Previous to this year they used a 2.5k rectangle. Now I get run over (passed) twice as many times. Not such an issue for the fast swimmers but for us slower ones it's very annoying.

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Post by cottmiler on Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:53 am

greg, that,s an impressive performance!

I think you can drop the "wannabe" now!

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Post by gregorywannabe on Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:37 am

That's also my username for some golf forums, so definitely still need the "wannabe". Rolling Eyes Very Happy

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