Monday, July 19, 2010

New Purchase

Damn I love my new goggles. They are appropriately named the "Missile" by Vorgee. Sleek, silver, hydrodynamic and actually pretty good on the old purse. Ever since I was young and competing I had always gone for the smaller type goggles - never really had much choice back then. With the multitude of goggles on the market nowadays I have always been a bit tempted to go for the newer designs - clear lens, wider fit, larger lens for better peripheral vision but I guess you have to stick with what you know. I think it would be good if you could product test before actually buying as these newer designs - if actually better, are more expensive and it would be such a waste of money.

Anyway, my new goggles may make me look like one mean machine when I have them on but it's a totally different story when I take them off, I have this whole "Dory" thing happening. My eyes from the intense suction are kinda bulging a bit but I would prefer that then having water leak in and irritate me. And even though they have reflective tint on the outside they are surprisingly clear to look through. Minimal tint on the inside means I could use these for the open water swims and not have to swap for a totally transparent lens. I like hiding behind my goggles and giving the illusion I know what I am doing ( and so my competitors cannot see the fear).

So with another 2.1km swim session under my cossie I am feeling good today. My stroke feels really strong and at this rate with all my swimming I should have shoulders like Arnold Schwarzenneger.

  • 1000m Fr/s warm up
  • 10 x 50m Fr/s kick with flippers and board on 45 secs
  • 5 x 100m Fr/s - 1:16, 1:18, 1:22, 1:19, 1:23
  • 300m Br/s cool down
Tomorrow is my appointment with the Sports Medicine Doc. I am compiling a list of questions to ask and hopefully he can answer them all.

How was everyone's weekend?


  1. I'm already terrified of your swimming, the goggles just add to the bona-fides.

  2. Patrick: You made me giggle. I was watching the Men's ITU in Queensland and they were clocking an average of 1:05 per 100m for their 1500m. They finished it in 16mins. I am in total awe.

  3. I bet you look mean in those.

    I had a great weekend. Sprint Distance Tri on Sunday, great conditions, good result. Life is good.

  4. Nothing like new gear to make you feel fast!

  5. Flatout Jim: Thats awesome. Feels good when everything is going great.

    misszippy: Too true, especially when they look fast.

    Johann: thankyou. I feel strong in the water.


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