Sunday, December 13, 2009

This Weeks Training

Dear Athletes


I hear on the grape vine that it’s been 38 degrees there this weekend – phew! A stark contrast to what we have had over here in our first few days in Canada – minus 6 degrees, snow and a wind-chill factor of minus 15 – ouch! Still, all is going well and it’s great to catch up with Michelle’s family and friends and show off the little guy!


We released our UK Swim Smooth Clinics yesterday and all but one of them is fully booked within 12 hours – amazing stuff and very encouraging…our Windsor Clinic on Saturday 9th January actually filled within 30 minutes of being released to the public! These Clinics are effectively a 1-day workshop where 12 swimmers can attend a full day of video analysis and stroke correction with myself and Adam and some of our other UK-based Swim Smooth coaches. They are lots of fun and very engaging for the swimmers.


So, this week is the last week of training before a 2-week lay-off over Christmas, resuming again on Monday 4th January. Here’s what we have in-store this week:


Monday 14th December:


7am = technique swim session with Shelley Taylor-Smith


9.30am = low-key endurance set with Ceinwen Williams


Tuesday 15th December:


5.30am = low-key endurance set with Nicola Holmes & Adam Mullens


6.30am = low-key endurance set with Adam Mullens & Nicola Holmes


6.15pm = low-key endurance set with Adam Mullens


Wednesday 16th December:


5.30am = endurance set perfect for Rottnest swimmers with Ceinwen Williams


9.30am = Fresh & Fruity session with Ceinwen Williams


Thursday 17th December:


6.00am = open water skills session at Cottesloe Beach with Adam Mullens


Friday 18th December:


5.30am = Fresh & Fruity session with Nicola Holmes & Adam Mullens


6.30am = Fresh & Fruity session with Adam Mullens & Nicola Holmes


4.30pm = Rottnest Solo Squad session at Claremont Pool (Session # 1 from the Monster Sets = 7.5km)


Saturday 19th December:


6.00am = 3h30 Freeway south ride – a great one for those getting in some miles for the Busselton Half Ironman in May 2010. If this is your first ride back for a while, limit yourself to just 2h00 with a short run off the bike. Meet at the Bell Tower.


8.00am = 6.0km ocean swim at Trigg Beach (meet at the SLSC tower at 7.50am) and then swim south for 3.0km (just past Scarborough Beach, see: )


1.00pm = open water skills session at Claremont Pool with Shelley Taylor-Smith to see you off into the Christmas break with a bang!


Sunday 20th December:




From all of us here at The TEAM CORE, we’d like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!








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