Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
- Photos from the race expertly delivered by Adam can now be seen at http://www.bornskinny.com/bs113_itulongcourse09/index.html Adam was experimenting with some arty slow shutter-speeds which look kind of cool. See what you think!
- Don't forget, 6am Thursday morning, the place to be is Cottesloe Beach for our open water skills swim session. Lots of fun. Suitable for all - plus, its definitely warming up out there!!!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
- Matt Illingworth
- Mike Bowles
- Sandy Burt (...is he back? Judging by the Aquathlon today - maybe?! Good on you Sandy!)
- David Laidlaw
- Alan Nicholls
- Graham Crocker
- Lisa Delaurentis
- Sandy Crowe
- Sarah Thomson
- Judi Clemie
- Suzanne Laidlaw
- Donna Todesco
- Sally Scaffidi
- Desiree Silva
- Anne Murrell
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
- 50m = 30.3
- 100m = 1:07
- 200m = 2:29
- 400m = 5:13 (massive PB and 5th in her age category!!)
- 50m = 30.2 (got to get 0.1s over the missus!)
- 100m = 1:06
- 200m = 2:33
- 400m = 5:33
- 50m = 32.0
- 100m = 1:12
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
This is the plan for the weekend:
Friday - all sessions as normal including the new 430pm session.
Saturday - meet at the slightly earlier time of 6am in cott beach car
park for a spirited 2hr ride followed by a dip in the ocean (subject
to warnings) at 8am. Would love for you to then join us at the John St
Cafe for a breakfast celebration for Trevors 55th birthday at ~915am.
Squad swim is on at 12pm this week due to waterpolo comp.
Sunday - Team Relay Competition at Claremont Pool. Registration and
warm up at 930am for a 10am start. BBQ from 1230pm.
Hope to see you then!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
I have been coaching Des since 2007 and is one of the athletes that I coach remotely over in the UK using our sophisticated Training Peaks software platform. To be efficient in this manner, communication is essential and Des is extremely good at keeping me informed with regular updates and uploading his data files from his power meter and polar HRM. Whilst some think this is a little "geeky", it was one of the primary reasons why Des was able to knock off a whopping 2.5hrs off his Ironman P.B to record a brilliant 9:46 at the Ironman event!
At 43 years of age, this will ensure that Des has a very realistic shot at going to Kona next year. It wasn't all "plain sailing" though, and whilst Des's report is a little long, it is incredibly detailed and thought-provoking and might just be the sort of thing you need to read if you're considering an Ironman in the next year or so, or even if you're just interested in the science behind what goes into the programs I write.
I've read many a race report over the years, but I'd suggest that this is easily one of the best I have ever read from an "information to others" perspective in particular.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
P.S Great article here posted to me by TEAM CORE Ironman WA prospect and rapidly rising star of 5.30am Lane 1, Dan Timbers: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/sep/16/teams-do-better-research-proves - thanks Dan - great stuff!
P.P.S News just in from Mel C re. the Great Southern race:
Helen, Rob, Carl and I are heading down to Denmark to do the Mountain Designs Great Southern Adventure Race – it’s a 2 day event with 13 stages covering approx 200kms with running, mountain biking, ocean and river paddling, navigation and rope work (no swimming which explains why you haven’t seen us in the pool much over the last few months!). We’re in two separate teams – Helen and myself have joined with Janet and Keira Macfarlane (she of the there and back Rotto crossing in some crazy fast time), and Carl and Rob are joining two guys we don’t know so well called Brett and Dave from Perth’s southern suburbs. The course we’ll be following is a secret until Friday evening when we’ll receive our course maps and handbooks. There are four people in each team but only three have to do each leg so there is always someone sitting out helping our support crew (Judy Young and Sarah Kepert – names you know well). Apparently you can get updates on our progress over the weekend at http://www.rapidascent.com.au/asp/Main.aspx And if you can keep your fingers crossed for the ocean to be calmer than the 3m+ swells they’re predicting for Sunday – we’d be most appreciative! Hopefully we’ll all return in one piece and you’ll see us back in the pool late next week (well, Helen will be in the UK but hopefully I’ll be back in the pool next Friday).
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Brrrrr!!!!! Water temp = 17•, air temp = 4•!!! Still, we had 8
swimmers bravely attend the first open water swim of the season at
Cottesloe Beach this morning!!
This session was conducted by myself and one of our new coaching team
Adam Mullens who provided excellent water safety and support on a
Malibu board, feeding back to the swimmers with tips on sighting and
Despite being a little chilly this morning, this session promises to
be a real beauty over the summer months. Please pop down and give it a
try when you get the chance. I have 4 spare wetsuits to try for those
without one and who dont fancy swimming in just their bathers just yet!
We will cover all aspects of efficient open water swimming including
drafting, sighting, turning and over coming anxiety etc. Plus it's a
whole heap of fun too - my personal favorite session of the week no