Don’t forget to set your clocks back on Saturday night before you go to bed.
Practices are at the regular time this weekend – even if the regular time isn’t the regular time 😉
Calgary Masters Swim Club
A Guest Post from David Carlson
Those who have been members for a while might remember the CMSC newsletter article I wrote on The Million Metre Challenge a few years ago. It’s been fun to track my way to a million metres, even if Rob Harris beat me to it by at least a year, that scurvy dog. Though I continue to track my distance at mymsc.ca, I’ve received my last free bathing cap and it’s time to look for new challenges.
I’ve had a training watch for a few months now. It really did get me to think more about my daily physical activity, and it has motivated me to work toward a new goals. The one I bought was a Garmin 310XT, and subsequently got a Garmin 910XT. Before you think I’m extravagant, my daughter works for a store that sells exercise watches, and she occasionally gets the returns for dirt cheap – as a result both the 310 and 910 are older models. The latest & greatest that all my triathlete friends rave about is the 920XT – hopefully I’ll inherit one of those next year.
The watches have really opened my eyes to a whole other world of training information that I never knew existed.
Due to an event this weekend at Talisman we have a couple of changes to report.
Saturday’s new time will be 1:30 to 3:00
On Sunday practice will run from 12:00 until 1:30.
Both sessions are a full 8 lanes (25m).
Enjoy the weekend.
*** btw, from Oct 28 until Nov 3 we aren’t anticipating any changes to our regular schedule ***
Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!
We have our normally scheduled practice times over the weekend and next week except for these two days:
And don’t forget there are advance polls set up at Talisman this weekend. Doesn’t affect swim times but parking spots might be harder to come by and your lineup at Good Earth or Jugo Juice might be slower.
A guest post from Coach Erik Hogan, first published on Pure and Simple Nourishment. Thanks to Erin and Erik for allowing me to share it with our swimmers.
Anybody that has ever been involved in athletics has heard coaches preaching about adequate water consumption. Hydration is easily as important as nutrition when it comes to athletic performance. Because of the quick pace in which liquids are emptied from the stomach when compared to solids, taking in calories from liquid sources during exercise is your best bet.
Dehydration occurs when fluid intake is well below sweat rate for a long period of time. This triggers the body to divert body fluids away from the digestive system to the skin for cooling and muscles for work production. Elite athletes can lose up to 1800 mL of water per hour of work. Though we might not be training at quite the same level as elite athletes, it is important to recognize how easy it is to lose fluid.