I have just come back from my first run since the Deca Recce and on that run I thought to myself that it’s time to attempt to make some sense of what happened a few weeks ago… It’s tricky for a number of reasons. The first being that it’s hard to really recall what actually… Continue reading Deca Recce 2016
Well, I knew that this was going to tough but yesterday was a shocker. The day in general was a lot colder and I massively struggled in the lake. I’m not known for my ability to handle the cold and just over half way through the swim I just felt unbelievably cold and got out. Lou… Continue reading Day 4
Another day another chilly swim. I had some company from Lou Dutch and we broke the laps up with a couple of tea breaks where I muttered about being cold. Blar blar blar. The bike was a bit too much Bender and I was instructed to ‘get in the pain cave and do 10 laps on… Continue reading Day 2
Today started with very refreshing swim. When I say refreshing I actually mean bastardly cold but after adding yet more neoprene, I finally finished so I could throw tea over myself The bke started with yet more ‘refreshing’ rain but soon cleared and was a blur of Bender and toast and marmite. And a back… Continue reading Day 1
The day before: I met Martin (Enduroman triple finisher) for Starbucks and Sainsbury’s shopping and the my folks arrived and we got started on putting up the tents etc. I wish we could have set up a bit earlier, so we had the chance to relax a bit. But once the wind and rain had… Continue reading The bit before…
I can’t believe how quickly this has come round. I have found myself wishing that this weekend was just a normal few days of long training, instead of what’s actually happening. Basically I’m really scared, this is complete unknown territory. Have I trained enough? I don’t feel like it right now. I have trained way more than… Continue reading It’s Deca time!
I really should… but I don’t. In fact, I avoid any kind of open water swimming, basically because I’m scared. But I have worked really hard over the last few years to banish the OW demons, and in 2015 I swam 4 lots of 2.4 miles and earlier this year I swam 7.2 miles in the… Continue reading I should swim in lakes more…