Now this is how a pre race briefing should look like. With the last race of the Nutri-Grain Iron Man/Women a wrap and Shannon Eckstein taking out his 8th Series Win and Courtney Hancock taking the ladies. If you want to take a sport to the next level you have to provale a professional atmosphere from the start. This is how SLSGB and Legacy Elite need to take a few tips for running there events in the future. Watch this space.
When I have the weekend to lie in I can’t lie in. I wake up at ungodly hours and just feel like I need to be in the pool wetting the gills. I woke up early on Saturday and all I felt like doing was getting wet, almost got bored lying there. Maybe one day if I don’t swim I will be able to have the extra hour in bed.
12-14 minute races
10min rest (to start from 1st qualifier)
Race 1: Eliminate 5, Race 2: Eliminate 5, Race 3 – Final: 6 Remaining
Great Article on Shaun White
Standing in the crowd at the bottom of the halfpipe, we witnessed history being made last night in Sochi. That probably sounds like a clanger of a cliché: The kind of thing Fern Cotton might say when she’s got too much time to fill during a jubilee broadcast. But hear me out.
Read more at http://whitelines.com/features/comment/sochi-2014-mens-halfpipe-final-why-shaun-white-lost.html#G2DFuQr2PifFkg8Z.99
There are few down sides to getting older. This picture shows the injuries that I am putting up with at the moment. Having trained for so many years this was always going to be invertible. They say that swimming is a low impact sport, I guess it is until you cover so many laps of the pool the body start to ware out. They also say by the time a swimmer reaches their late teens they already have shoulder injuries.
The only thing that helps me keep fit at the moment is cycling and swimming. Took out a run yesterday and now I cannot walk today, so learn from this and take a smaller run next time.
But there are a few up sides of getting older, and that is you become more aware of your body and where you need to focus on to train and keep in shape. It is also about having goals and these do get harder when you get older, but you can always focus on small goals, such as what you are confident in such as a swim race you can compete in a accomplish.
Don’t forget to tune in to Channel 9 at 11:30 AEST this morning to catch Round 2 of this season’s Nutri-Grain Ironman Series from Smiths Beach Western Australia!
Here is a great article on how to be a faster swimmer by Mark Foster.
Before we head into 2014 there’s a few things I’ve learnt this year that might help you.
Follow this link: effortlessswimming.com
Ben Skinner surfing achievements are being acknowledged by Newquay this Friday when he will be awarded the first “The Peoples Award” by Newquays Mayor on behalf of Newquay Business Improvement District.
The award is aimed at recognising a local person for their work in promoting Newquay to a wider audience, the Peoples Award will in future enable local people to nominate someone they see as worth of the recognition.
Read more here: Carve Mag