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Swimming

Discussion in 'Diet and Exercise' started by Fletch, May 1, 2014.

  1. Fletch

    Fletch Striker

    dunno really , currents ? weight of suit ? may call in aquatic tonight after work as not running all week . what sort of time do you do a mile in dan ? and what people up your club doing ? Ive no idea whats good ?
     
  2. D.A

    D.A Striker

    Sea is harder than a lake but generally easier. I swam an iron distance in a lake in 75 minutes, 2.4 miles. I'm in the middle of results for my swim, bang average. Some people are out first. I reckon i could do a mile in around 32 minutes in a 25m pool - front crawl.
     
  3. Pepe

    Pepe Striker

    I regularly swim, medium of 3 per week. Recently on holiday I was swimming in the sea and I really noticed a difference when I came back, probably as a result of the lack of measurement in the sea. I tend to knock circuits out in the pool but in the sea, you just have to swim as you can’t really stop as you can’t touch the bottom.
     
  4. richest

    richest Winger

    Waterproof mp3 player helps the boredom aspect. That's what I use. You need to spend about 60 quid plus to get a reasonable one though. Great exercise as others have said especially if you have any joint issues as it's weight bearing of course. I agree also that after swimming at least a mile or even less the huge kicks in within 30 mins
     
  5. Sossidge Rerls

    Sossidge Rerls Central Defender

    How often does everyone have to deal with 'bellends' when lane swimming? Seems to be quite regular for me. Last night, turned at the wall, faced with two lads swimming towards me side by side, I had to stop while one moved over, got a 'uh....sorry mate'. Then for the rest of the session they did two lengths, had a chat at the end for 5 minutes then repeated. Didn't leave me much room at the end to turn either.
    On the plus side it makes me swim faster as I get riled :lol:
     
  6. Hammer

    Hammer Winger

    Lane swimming etiquette is appalling everywhere I've ever been. Loads of people (usually blokes) clearly in the wrong lane, not leaving any space for people to turn etc. The most annoying was a woman swimming away from the rope grabbing my leg and complaining that I'd come too close to her when overtaking - 'maybe if you moved over ffs' (or swim in the correct lane so people weren't overtaking you so much).
     
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  7. D.A

    D.A Striker

    People don't know what to do compared to swimmers.
     
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  8. Sossidge Rerls

    Sossidge Rerls Central Defender

    :eek: never been man handled yet! Only place I've never had any bother is in the lido, guess the just above 20 degrees water keeps the non-regular swimmers away! Role on April when it opens.

    Guess it's like most things, people in their own little bubble, oblivious to the big slow, medium, fast signs and the direction of swim.
     
  9. Fletch

    Fletch Striker

    the raich carter is worse for that as the "regulars" who go for a leisurely social paddle hog the lanes completely and tut if you dare swim fast

    edit.. I prob be in aquatic sunday morning for an hour , say hello if anyone in then !
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2017
  10. D.A

    D.A Striker

    Actually, those are morons. But lane etiquette is hard to know if you've not been told.

    What time?
     
  11. Hammer

    Hammer Winger

    Sounds familiar, got a sarcastic 'Michael Phelps' comment for having the audacity to swim crawl in the fast lane at my local leisure centre.
     
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  12. Fletch

    Fletch Striker

    830 opens so be there then if did but now toying with a cycle to shields n back instead with it being nice weather .... not trying to run until Thursday
     
  13. D.A

    D.A Striker

    Bike tomorrow and swim Monday, the hurricane is coming
     
  14. Fletch

    Fletch Striker

    That’s me decided then :lol:.. saw another bike CDNE near you also , wasn’t sure if it’s an all round commuter bike
     
  15. Pepe

    Pepe Striker

    People really are as thick as a castle wall, pushing off as you are coming in to turn when it is clear you are quicker than them. Best place I have been is Hackney Lido, the pool attendants do not suffer fools in there, if you are not up to the lane you are in, out you go. The downside it, it’s brutal and full of bearded triathlete.
     
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  16. Sossidge Rerls

    Sossidge Rerls Central Defender

    Aye, one of the lads that was causing me grief last week turned up in my lane last night. Fuck knows why he keeps coming into mine, I'm always in a medium lane and he's slow as fuck. Him and his mate kept doing that last week, pushing off together just before I got to the end, so I have to stop my clock and wait for the knackers to do a length. Lifeguards don't give a shit.
    I've found Guildford Lido to be the best, not that the lifeguards give a shit there either, it just seems to keep the knackers away. Full of triathletes too but they wouldn't be seen dead in a medium lane :lol:
     
  17. Hammer

    Hammer Winger

    That's the problem I have. I'm a solid middle lane swimmer but loads of blokes just will not go in the slow lane even if they can barely swim.

    Unfortunately I don't own a wetsuit and don't swim often enough to justify getting one. I've been in Brockwell park lido just in shorts once - fuck that.
     
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  18. Sossidge Rerls

    Sossidge Rerls Central Defender

    Guildford Lido is 'supposedly' heated to 24 degrees April-September. I've only ever gone in with just shorts but the first time I went in it was bitter, it's been reasonable since. It's open the rest of the year for lane swimming but only heated to 14 degrees!
    It's 50m as well, which I find much better.
     
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  19. Hammer

    Hammer Winger

    14 degrees? My genitals are shrivelling at the thought of that.
     
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  20. Pepe

    Pepe Striker

    Hackney is heated so you are kept just above hypothermia levels
     

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