Windermere Training Week 11

  The week started as normal, with a BRJ coached pool session. It was a pretty tough session which covered all elements of swimming from technique drills, endurance and finally sprints. I led the lane and surprised myself, especially during the sprint set. I figured I would be in a lot of pain when I … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 11

Windermere Training Week 10

This week's blog is going to be a little different to my previous ones. I will still be talking about my training and what I have been doing over the past week in preparation for Windermere, especially as last Wednesday it was officially 2 months till my swim! However, I'm going to talk about what … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 10

Windermere Training Week 9

  This week started with a Reggie sulk/strop. I spent last weekend at my parents and had fun playing with, snuggling with and taking Reggie for some nice long walks/runs. All was well until I started packing my bag to leave on Monday, at which point Reggie decided to sulk and go to his crate, … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 9

Windermere Training Week 7

There were a lot of ups, downs and somewhere in-betweens last week.  It started well with a good BRJ coached session where I tried to work on shoulder rotation. Tuesday I had a great, and entertaining river swim with my friend Val. I had been really looking forward to a long(ish) river swim so jumped … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 7

Windermere Training Week 6

Well, what a week! After a great week last week I stepped up the training again covering even more distance. The week started with a beautiful and VERY hot swim at Peterborough Lido, having only recently started using the Lido I didn’t know how busy it gets but it was packed and I freely admit I … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 6

Windermere Training Week 5

  After my rest week I was back to full on training this week. It started with my first BRJ swimming session of the year, it was rather a shock to the system. I have been doing my own private training sessions in the pool with interval sessions and timed sets but not with anyone … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 5

Windermere Training Week 4

Its been a bit of an odd week, both physically and mentally as it has been my first ‘recovery’ week. My swim was delayed by a year due to Covid but back in 2019 when I first decided to set myself the challenge of swimming lake Windermere two way I knew it would be one … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 4

Windermere Training Week 3

How is it already week 3 of my training?! I am continuing to increase the distance that I cover over the week by increasing the distances I swim in each session. This is proving pretty difficult as very few sessions are actually long enough to swim more than about 2.5km; I am a long-distance consistent … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 3

Windermere Training Week 2

Training has been going really well over the past week, I managed to reach almost all of my target distances and even exceed in some of them. The main aims have still been to increase the distances and times I am swimming for and to train and swim consistently.  Just like last week I am … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 2

Windermere Training Week 1

It’s the end of week 1 of my Two Way Windermere Training and I have got back into the swing of training with a real purpose and a distance that I aim to achieve each week. Slowly over the next 19 weeks my training will increase, my sessions will get longer, the distances in each … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 1