Rik's Triathlon Blog
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Nobody Told Me About The Weeds!
rikby rik Sep 3rd 2010
I did it.. I went and did an open swim in a wet suit for the first time. It was a warm and sunny day so I had to go for it. I thought I had arrived early only to discover that all the wet suits had been hired out. After a short wait, a size medium-lo...
Triathlon Club
rikby rik Aug 18th 2010
I went for a swim last night and stumbled upon Triathlon Club. I stumble frequently when swimming. They wanted to start training in the roped off lane I was using. Apparently, it's every Tuesday at 7.15, for an hour, and its free to gym members! So I...
Lessons or not?
rikby rik Aug 12th 2010
My swim this evening was so-so. I was actually exhausted from the amount of cycling I did at lunch (I got lost) and also generally from training. My muscles were starting to seize up. I can see why pros have regular massages - I need to do summat her...
2 4 6... Breath
rikby rik Aug 9th 2010
Well I actually managed to do 30 lengths of the pool today, but I did stop at each end and take a small breather, and a long breather sometimes. I daren't try that tumble turn thingy without practice - I know I'll look a complete idjit... that's my e...
And now the nose
rikby rik Jul 26th 2010
My nose clip never arrived. But I bought another one at Center Parcs and went to try it out today. The good news is that I am no longer in sinus trouble after a swim. The bad news is that it didn't really improve my swimming. I thought perhaps the sl...
Nose..... clip.....
rikby rik Jul 21st 2010
I'm now sure I'm allergic to chlorine or something else that lives in the pool. Having checked the Internet for my symptoms this is fact. I thought my two days blocked sinuses after a swim was normal but apparently it's not. So I've ordered a nose cl...
Rest Day
rikby rik Jul 18th 2010
Today was supposed to be a rest day. However, having recruited my daughter, Emma, 10, as my new swimming coach we decided to go to the pool for some lessons. This didn't really work out too well - all the kiddies were in the shallow end chucking them...
Second attempt at swimming
rikby rik Jul 15th 2010
Now I've done a tiny bit of research on swimming I'm changing my training plan. My original plan was to just do lots of swimming but I'm thinking a more structured approach may be required. Somehow I need to get the breathing bit right. So, now I'...
First attempt at swimming
rikby rik Jul 13th 2010
I went to the local pool today to try and swim. Now, I've seen swimmers and triathletes and they swim front crawl. I can do this for one length of the pool and I'm out of breath! I suspect this is a combination of several things on my part: fitnes...
 
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