Good to be back

It’s good to be back, back in Lancaster after 15 months of working in Scunthorpe, and it’s good to be back posting random stuff on my blog. First post back is a short one, bit I will try to post at least once a week (yeah right).

I’ve entered a triple ironman in June, so I needed to have a good long swim. The plan was for an 8km swim in the local Uni pool, but to take it 1k at a time, stopping for a drink after each 40 lengths. I also had an Etixx energy bar 30 minutes before I started and one of their frankly horrible tasting red berry caffeine gels ten minutes before getting in the pool. I had also asked my girlfriend to tie up my beard so that it wouldn’t get in the way.


As I climbed into the pool I tried not to visualize 320 lengths, as this would feel like an insurmountable challenge, instead, as I said earlier, only looking at the next 40 lengths. In the end I didn’t find it too hard and could easily have gone further than the 8150m that I completed. This was my longest ever pool swim, and although it wasn’t fast, 3 seconds under 3 hours, it was a very good confidence building swim. Hopefully I’ll complete a 10km pool swim sometime in May.