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    Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

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    Alex R
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    Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Alex R on Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:49 am

    As challenge 4 is over and we have now done bike and run, it is swim time. This one is over one calender month. Start date is Monday Feb 1 and all points gathered during February count.

    Here is how the points work.

    1 Point - Swim 20-39 minutes
    2 Points - Swim 40-59 minutes
    3 Points - Swim 60-89 minutes
    4 Points - Swim 90 minutes or greater

    Bonus points

    1 Point - Open water swim
    1 Point - Swims done on a third consecutive day. ie swim Mon, Tue, Wed, the Wed swim attracts a bonus point. The count resets after day 3 so a swim on the Thur would be day 1 again.
    3 Points - Swims done on a 7th consecutive day. ie swim Mon - Sun every day and the Sun gets 2 points. You DO NOT also attract the 3 day swim bonus points.

    Time is counted from when you hit the water until you get out. You don't have to stop the clock for rest intervals. If you find yourself close to another point level, standing around in the pool waching the clock is technically within the rules but not really within the spirit. You will be found out when you get 70 poins then swim 1:25 at your next IM Laughing


    The Goals

    35 Points - Challenge met.
    40 Points - First to 40 wins a custom title of their choosing.
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    Mick B

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Mick B on Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:51 am

    Riding in the rain - 1 point

    Running in the rain - 1 point
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    Alex R
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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Alex R on Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:00 am

    As long as you do it in budgie smugglers and swim cap, you are on.
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    Mick G

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Mick G on Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:29 am

    Does swimming in the rain also attract a bonus point?
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    Blair V

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Blair V on Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:48 am

    Good challenge. Shame it didn't start a month earlier as I won't be doing much swimming after HOTW
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    Andrew K

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Andrew K on Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:49 pm

    No bonus point for a race? If there was and it started today I'd be up for 5!!!

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Guest on Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:15 pm

    This challenge should be boycotted until he has paid up for the last one!! Razz

    " So, what do you win? Well membership to an exclusive group. If you achieve the 30 points in the 30 days you will become a member of the 'Awesome'. This means your forum profile will have this added as a custom title. If you are the first to 30, you will receive the forum title of 'Super Awesome'. If you achieve the most points in the 30 days, you achieve the forum title of what ever you want, no exceptions, swear words excepting."
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    Rex R

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Rex R on Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:21 am

    Sounds good Alex - it will be a great challenge for me as my swim sessions rarely go over 40 minutes and I am lucky to get in 3 sessions a week.

    Joe S

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Joe S on Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:18 am

    With 6 swim sessions this week, including 2 over the hour mark, am wishing my program was started a week later at the moment

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Joe S on Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:06 am

    Had a thought it might be interesting for some recording of individuals best time over whatever distance now before the challenge starts, then see if there is any improvement at the end of the month.

    Maybe choose the distance you want (anything from 50m to 1km TT for example) and see what improvement comes from consistently training over the month. Would be more beneficial for the BOPers.
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    Alex R
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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Alex R on Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:10 am

    Excellent idea! I am just using the chalenge to build to a reasonable volume again but will do a 200m TT start and finish to see.
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    Cameron G

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Cameron G on Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:26 pm

    im planning on doing 2 x 20 km weeks to see if my times drop considerably

    starting on monday
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    Allan P

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Allan P on Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:08 am

    Excellent idea! I am just using the chalenge to build to a reasonable volume again but will do a 200m TT start and finish to see.

    Who'll be there to throw a block of wood at you if you're just dragging your arse along Question
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    Alex R
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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Alex R on Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:02 am

    Hah. Probably my two pool boys. These are actual people not foam
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    Allan P

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Allan P on Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:59 am

    I can picture that, two of the smaller guys in the squad, scooter could find a picture of that in five minutes Very Happy
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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Cameron G on Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:32 am

    2 points for me, 2.5km in 44 minutes
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    Rex R

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Rex R on Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:28 am

    Easing into the challenge after a long day at Gundi yesterday. 1 point, 1.5kms in 28 minutes for me.
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    Blair V

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Blair V on Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:39 am

    Bloody hell Rex! I won't even be looking at a pool this week after yesterday!

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Dave B on Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:26 am

    Blair
    I am going to swim training tonight...at least I can see my hands in the water there !!
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    Mick G

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Mick G on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:01 pm

    Kicked it off tonight with 130 laps of the backyard pool, approx 1km in 22min

    1 point

    Squad tomorrow night
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    Blair V

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Blair V on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:14 pm

    Mick G wrote:Kicked it off tonight with 130 laps of the backyard pool, approx 1km in 22min

    Did you swim around the corner each lap Mick?

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Todd C on Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:06 am

    Swim squad this morning. 1 hour = 3 points for me!
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    Dave Tyno

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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Dave Tyno on Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:55 am

    3 for me too!
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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Cameron G on Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:14 am

    another 3 points for me after 3.5 km in 1:06 taking me to 5 points. aiming for 20 km this week and next.
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    Re: Challenge #5. Swim like a fish.

    Post by Cameron G on Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:16 am

    Mick G your a saddist.

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