andy’s english channel swim: august 2007

November 29, 2005

Week 2005 11 27

Filed under: swimming training — andy @ 1:04 pm

November 21, 2005

Week 2005 11 20

Filed under: swimming training — andy @ 2:11 pm


The routine continues:
05h00 alarm goes off. Record resting pulse rate on pda, tracksuit on, grab bag of swim toys, kit bag & laptop bag – off to the pool & training, then from there to work. End of day – wait for traffic to subside by 18h30, get home, wet kit out of the kitbag & dry replacements in, mix FastFuel for tomorrow’s session, have supper & off to bed – either with Penny Dean or Terry Laughlin. Gone by 22h00.

I am delighted to hear from Penny Heyns that she is happy to have a link from my site to hers. Just reading through her list of swimming achievements takes longer than my training session! In addition she is a standout role model for South African swimming AND she grew up about 30 mins away from my home town on the Kwazulu-Natal South Coast. 

November 14, 2005

Week 2005 11 13

Filed under: swimming training — andy @ 1:11 pm

November 7, 2005

Week 2005 11 06

Filed under: swimming training — andy @ 3:19 pm

"I am pleased to say that my stroke is a work in progress… It still has a little while to go before it will be comepletely effective… but then again this isn’t a process that takes place over night." Roland Schoeman after swimming 50m freestyle in 21.69 at the 2005 World Champs.

I seem to be in good company, as I am also still working on my stroke.

Last week’s Manhatten graph looks a little rat-eaten. My routine was thrown by my attendance at a recent hedge fund conference in Cape Town, where I was gullible enough to be lured in as a speaker on the Tuesday. The missing session on Tuesday was due to having forgotten my presentation slideshow at the office the previous evening – and a rush through the traffic to fetch it & still be on time.