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in: O Steve!; O Steve! > 2016-06-30

Jul 1, 2016 7:10 PM # 
I can't say I completely followed that data analysis, but I'm glad you are happy with the results.
Jul 6, 2016 5:28 PM # 
O Steve!:
Here is a simple comparison...

I swam the same distance in the same pool on 7/08/96 in 6:21
On this swim, 20 years later I swam 6:55....losing only :34 in 20 years is solid for me ....most of the age group world records fall off much faster...(I use FINA 400 meter age group world records as a comparison...a very close distance)

I wish my mile run times would have only eroded as much......
Jul 13, 2016 9:56 PM # 
That is impressive. Why do you think the change in swimming is so different from running?

And why is Ian fast at running, biking and swimming? :-)
Jul 14, 2016 11:35 AM # 
O Steve!:
good questions.....

I am trying to explore the first question....I am guessing my extreme inflexibility limits my run speed but doesn't limit (as much) my swim speed.....only a guess.

Ian, he is sneaky good.....obviously most think of him as a great Orienteer but his swimming is very solid (he is a bit faster than me) and his biking speed and pure run speed is very good also....If we had wanted to be a good age group triathlete he would be very very good...based onn his few triathlons over the last decade I suspect you could..put him on a triathlon bike with race wheels, train him for time trialing and he would record some very good bike splits......and he can run off the bike also.....He has a very good engine, mine has always been a bit suspect

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