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Nick777 last won the day on November 14 2014

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  1. Nick777

    Winterfish 2018

    Interesting.. An old friend of mine was a very (very) good swimmer turned triathlete - and he said that you can't really go wrong with 100's & 400's. 100's tend to get me good at 100's...but no matter how good I was getting at them, I always felt that I was lacking endurance.
  2. Nick777

    Winterfish 2018

    Interesting, hey.. Case in point...tonight, after my warm up, I did 5x200 on 3.25, with a goal of being under 3.05 on each; the sequence went 3.01, 2.59, 2.59, 2.57 & 2.52 - that last 200 was my fastest in about 5 years, and fresher, I could have probably knocked off 3-4 seconds. I haven't done my 'staple' of 100's on 10-15 seconds rest for about 4-5 months, it's just been a matter of consistency. Hang in there people, try to turn the 50 days in to 100, then 150 etc etc.
  3. Nick777

    Why can't we all just get along???

    If you do them up the hill backwards, at 3.am..the stars look very different.
  4. Nick777

    Winterfish 2018

    It's funny...I am focusing more on volume than quality at the moment - specifically trying to build up to a regular (at least once a week) 4.5-5k session. I am just trying to get some sort of a base back.. To do this, I am telling myself...'don't worry so much about the quality, just get the distance done'.. I've managed a couple of 4k sessions recently, which I hadn't done for quite a while. Also, 400's have replaced 100's for the time being. And it's weird...the speed* is seeming to come along anyhow. It's a nice feeling to do some 400 reps & see that you are 10 seconds or so faster than it 'felt'... been a while. But seriously...nothing beats consistency. Well done to all who are swimming at this time of year. *relative term...!
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    2018 Goals-what are they ?

    Late to the party, but run a half marathon after 5 years off running 400k in the pool. 400 TT in sub 5.45.
  6. Nick777

    Cairns 2018

    I asked my physio which type of chair would be best to sit on at work, and he replied 'about 6 different ones each day'.
  7. Nick777

    Cairns 2018

    Looks like Rinnie has blown a bit.
  8. Nick777

    Cairns 2018

    Currie 10 seconds up
  9. Nick777

    Cairns 2018

    Horn's getting pummelled BTW.
  10. Nick777

    Cairns 2018

    He's reappeared.
  11. Nick777

    Cairns 2018

    I can only see the swim times on that site..?
  12. Nick777

    Cairns 2018

    Has Gomez dropped out?
  13. Nick777

    Swim plateau: how to break through

    IMO there isn't much more to add than this. 7k per week will only maintain, to improve, you need to jump up over 10 at least.
  14. Nick777

    Mitch 24 hour record attempt

    Considering this statement from the linked article, I'm not so sure... "I had seen five different psychologists over five years, trying to get over the damage of an abusive marriage and resultant depression" The back story is not that flattering to Bridie.
  15. Nick777

    Robson the Serial WA cheat at it again

    That's the thing. Non sociopathic, regular humans will never understand the behaviour of people like this...we just don't get it...and you won't get a straight answer either. You could ask the same sort of thing of alcoholics, thieves (sorry - 'heartless thieves'), drug addicts...you'd be wasting your time.