andy’s english channel swim: august 2007

February 20, 2007

2007 02 18

Filed under: swimming training — andy @ 6:22 pm
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Earache kept me out of the water during the week; surfing Dr Mike Broodryk (see Resources) shone, prodded, probed & cleaned before making all the right reassuring comments that it was nothing serious. It’s obviously time for new earplugs – I have the best ones in town. They are made by an audiologist who makes a mould of my ears & then makes the silicone plugs. Voila – custom fitted, not hard plastic off the shelf!

February 12, 2007

Week 2007 02 12

Filed under: swimming training — andy @ 6:06 pm
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Back on the road again.

After a couple of false starts over December & January, I’ve managed to regain some consistency in my training.

The tank isn’t full, but it is bigger. 

At 110 kg so am I – that’s 20kg more than I weighed when playing provincial rugby 20 years ago. But my conditioning seems to be returning reassuringly quickly – just got to restrain myself from doing too much too soon, and to stick to the plan. To paraphrase an expression any systematic trader would know:

Plan the training, then train to the plan.