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Forum: Links and References 05-10-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 3,825
Posted By LBRoberts
I am not disputing the use of mindfulness. I have...

I am not disputing the use of mindfulness. I have been practising it for years (in swimming and non-swimming contexts) and am involved in mental health initiatives in the City where it is used. I buy...
Forum: Links and References 05-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 3,825
Posted By LBRoberts
Two points 1: Mindfulness: I am personally an...

Two points

1: Mindfulness: I am personally an advocate of mindfulness as a way to help people with mental health issues. And I personally swim mindfully and agree that focussing exclusively on one...
Forum: Freestyle 04-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 14,749
Posted By LBRoberts
Thanks. Do you upload to Garmin Connect? Can you...

Thanks. Do you upload to Garmin Connect? Can you edit it where it gets the laps wrong?
Forum: Freestyle 04-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 14,749
Posted By LBRoberts
P.S. I have been off these boards for sometime...

P.S. I have been off these boards for sometime (have been doing a lot of biking and only sporadic swimming). Am now doing both so may be back on these boards from time to time again!

Hi to everyone...
Forum: Freestyle 04-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 14,749
Posted By LBRoberts
I too am thinking of getting one of these...

I too am thinking of getting one of these watches. In the year since the last post, has anyone else got views on the latest models?
Forum: Links and References 04-11-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 8,588
Posted By LBRoberts
Different things inspire different people. What...

Different things inspire different people. What inspires me is the process of mastering skills. I have goals and I set myself little milestones along the way; whether they be swimming a distance in...
Forum: Links and References 04-11-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 8,588
Posted By LBRoberts
I agree with Roger and others re: keeping things...

I agree with Roger and others re: keeping things simple and I personally don't really like the idea of borrowing a ranking system from another discipline.

I'd prefer something like

beginner,...
Forum: Links and References 04-10-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 8,588
Posted By LBRoberts
The green belt in your definition includes some...

The green belt in your definition includes some absolute levels of proficiency whereas the others are more about commitment to a certain path. I'm not clear whether the black belt in your...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 04-10-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 8,347
Posted By LBRoberts
Cheers Naji Lidos will give me experience of the...

Cheers Naji

Lidos will give me experience of the cold (albeit in a wetsuit). What I also need is some open water experience. I am genuinely fearful (irrationally) of open water. I am a strong...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 04-08-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 8,347
Posted By LBRoberts
I had a really good swim tonight; I was focussing...

I had a really good swim tonight; I was focussing on rails, and integrating the timing of rotation with anchoring. I managed to get into a good rhythm and the timing clicked and I knocked one minute...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 04-02-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 8,347
Posted By LBRoberts
Thanks Kevin I train short course but will head...

Thanks Kevin

I train short course but will head over to some of the lidos when they open soon. I haven't posted on here for a while as home and work life are both rather busy!

But I have been...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-28-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 8,347
Posted By LBRoberts
Have bought a wetsuit:...

Have bought a wetsuit: http://triuk.com/product/ex-demo-foor-synflex. Will plan to start swimming outdoors at end March.

Also, baby no.2 is settling in well so need to go for a swim this week again....
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-22-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 8,347
Posted By LBRoberts
Thanks for the good wishes. Daughter has been...

Thanks for the good wishes.

Daughter has been introduced to swimming but is 2 and a half so at this stage it's been more playing in the water than proper swimming.

I'm not sure what age I should...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-22-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 8,347
Posted By LBRoberts
Having not swum for a while I was feeling rather...

Having not swum for a while I was feeling rather stiff on Saturday and Sunday. So on Sunday afternoon, I headed down to the pool for a gentle swim to help ease the muscles.

The aim of the session...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-19-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 8,347
Posted By LBRoberts
Thanks for the compliment but I am certainly no...

Thanks for the compliment but I am certainly no TI Master! A long way to go on that although without TI I would not swim as well as I do. My best time for 1500m is 25 mins but that is in a pool with...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-18-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 8,347
Posted By LBRoberts
The Great London Swim - training log

I am entering the Great London Swim (http://www.greatswim.org/Events/British-Gas-Great-London-Swim/Default.aspx) and, having never swum in Open Water before, and having been out of the pool for...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-15-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,593
Posted By LBRoberts
OK - Having not swim in anything other than a...

OK - Having not swim in anything other than a pool for 20 years, I'm sure it'll be a shock. But yes - I will practice in the Serpentine (although maybe not until April...) Pool swimming before...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-14-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,593
Posted By LBRoberts
Yes - I will definitely try swimming with the...

Yes - I will definitely try swimming with the westuit before I go for real. The course is well marshalled with people in kayaks along the route (see pictures from link in initial post) and I am...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-14-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,593
Posted By LBRoberts
Thanks, that's great advice. I wouldn't normally...

Thanks, that's great advice. I wouldn't normally wear a wet suit as I swim in a pool. But it is mandatory that a wet suit be worn for this race (probably because it is so cold in London!).

So...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-13-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,593
Posted By LBRoberts
And my 1st question is how on earth do I decide...

And my 1st question is how on earth do I decide what type of wetsuit I need?

There are so many? Should I go for one with positive buoyancy (intended for poor swimmers) or balanced buoyancy? I have...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-13-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,593
Posted By LBRoberts
Open Water - Conquering Fear

Hi everyone

I have been away from these boards for some time. For those that I have not spoken to previously, I have been a Masters swimmer for many years and have been a big fan of TI adopting...
Forum: Freestyle 09-25-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 9,673
Posted By LBRoberts
If you look at video footage of elite swimmers...

If you look at video footage of elite swimmers you'll see they also look slightly forward, with the chin slightly extended.

Why not try it and see what efffect it has on your swimming in terms of...
Forum: Freestyle 09-23-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 9,673
Posted By LBRoberts
If your whole head is under the water then you...

If your whole head is under the water then you will generate extra drag and that is not recommended. You may be 'burying your head'

Terry can correct me but Total Immersion does not advocate...
Forum: Racing 09-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 8,678
Posted By LBRoberts
I find that I have to kick hard and fast to be...

I find that I have to kick hard and fast to be competitive in a 50m race; and I kick hard from 25 meteres out in a 100m race. I am not that smooth in those races either

I use a 2 beat in all other...
Forum: Freestyle 09-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,457
Posted By LBRoberts
I find that every time I swim, I discover...

I find that every time I swim, I discover something new about my swimming. And I think that variety is good so I'd say stick with the Masters in addiiton to your other swimming. You'll learn stuff...
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