Friday, 18 January 2013

I'm A Swimmy Swimmerson

Dammit, ok, so it's the other way round. Running before swimming actually helps. I warm up quicker. Not that I wasn't faster today, but to start off with it wasn't easy. Today I did 1 mile in 51.39. If I can knock a minute and half off each week, that would be great. Within 2 months I'd be down to just below 40 mins. Of course, that's a tad optimistic! And my form is probably quite dire, so when I am a bit faster and get that criticised and be told off and corrected, things should be fine.

I've been looking at the Aberfeldy swim. I can't find the actual swim cut off time, but most of the half iron/middle distance triathlons seem to be between 1 hour and 1 hour 15 mins. The swim is 1900m (1.2 miles ish), which is 76 lengths. If I really wellied that now I could do it in an hour, which is all well and good if the cut off is 1 hour 15 minutes. But not if it's an hour. I need breathing room. I want to be doing 1.2 miles in 45 minutes max.

All the extra swimming this week was due to the weather. I have cycled zero miles. I will need to get a turbo for next year and the full Ironman. I can't get up to that level with weather issues.
I am on a rest day tomorrow, then on Sunday after work I'll do 8 miles, bringing my to just over 20 miles for the week.

And the other thing I did today was avoid Turtle contact. He was supposed to be coming over to do my spark plugs and such, and I was supposed to let him know for sure if it was ok and what time and such, and I kind of, didn't. Cos it's just easier.


  1. Totally in awe with your swimming!! That and 20 miles of running!! what a great week!

    1. Thanks! You're next with your swimming! :)