New Years Eve is typically when everyone looks back on the previous year but for me, this year, I am not looking back just one year. Instead, I am looking at how far I have come over the past few years and I have to say, if I hadn't lived it, I'm not sure I … Continue reading Reflections
Tag: long swim
Training Diary – Hastings
Day 1 On Monday morning we packed the car up with mine, my parents and Regies bags and a few food items before heading off on the road. We got away by about 11am and although I was looking forwards to an intense week of training, I was quite anxious about simply going to Hastings. … Continue reading Training Diary – Hastings
2022 Training Blog is a go!
Training has finally kicked in full pelt and from now on I will do weekly training blogs! Over the past few weeks I have slowly been building up the number of swims I am doing, the distance I have covered and also how many outdoor swims I get each week too. This week I … Continue reading 2022 Training Blog is a go!
Windermere Part Two – Fell Foot to Ambleside
It was time to set off back to Ambleside, just another 10.5 miles to go and I would have finally completed my 2 way Windermere swim. It had been postponed due to Covid19, I had had emergency surgery 4 weeks before and only 2 weeks before I wasn’t even sure if I would be … Continue reading Windermere Part Two – Fell Foot to Ambleside
Windermere – Ambleside to Fell Foot
I woke up at 5.15am on Wednesday morning having only had a couple of hours sleep. Thankfully I had, had the sense to get everything ready on Tuesday night, including talking through my swim plan with my sister. I had also had my final sports psychology session with Helen from think.believe.perform. We had gone … Continue reading Windermere – Ambleside to Fell Foot
Windermere Training Week 17 – Back in the Water
This past week has been another emotional rollercoaster, but I can finally say that I have decided to attempt my 2 Way Windermere swim despite only having surgery just over 2 weeks ago! As mentioned in my last Windermere blog, the district nurse took my stitches out on the 14th August and told me that the … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 17 – Back in the Water
Week 16 – Two Weeks To Go!
None of this is what I hoped to be writing just 2 weeks before Windermere but sometimes things just don’t turn out the way you hoped. It doesn’t seem possible that I had a pretty major surgery less than a fortnight ago, it was slow progress when in hospital but as soon as I was … Continue reading Week 16 – Two Weeks To Go!
Windermere Training Week 12
Its been a strange few weeks, training was going really well, I had a great training swim on 13th July where my wonderful swim buddy Val and I ventured to Holywell for the first time to see if the entry would be suitable for me. The idea was to swim downstream to Overcote and then … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 12
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 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