I completed my mile swim in 01:09 which was just over my pool target. And taking currents etc. into account I don't think I did too bad! I did get cramp in my legs at one stage (around the 1200 metres marker) but after that wore off I was away again. Wild swimming is such … Continue reading Great North Swim 2012
Today my aquasphere Wetsuit rental arrived from http://www.tristore.com and good god are they hard to wiggle into. After assistance from a brother and my mother I finally got into it. Honestly I know there built to keep the water out but surely I'm meant to be able to get into it?? After much effort getting … Continue reading Day 12: Wetsuit wiggle
After a good nearly 24 hours of sleep I'm now in a fit state of compusmentusness that I am functioning normally, (or as normal as can be expected considering this is me!) So as normality resumes I realise my ramblings are quite literally that ramblings. Blogging everyday is a discovery of how boring someone's life … Continue reading Day 9: Recovery complete!
This weekend has been mostly spent recovering after a charity doo in aid of PSPA. I got a little tippled, as you do and was outraged that my friend’s husband big AGAINST me for a day at the races at Gosforth racecourse. But the money went to a great cause and a good night was … Continue reading It’s for Chari-deeeeee
I've ordered my wetsuit, and it's just dawned on me how very little time there is now until my big swim - More practice is needed!! But I know I can do it, it's my aim of an hour that is daunting. But in order to up the sponsorship I thought I'd see if any … Continue reading Not long now…
I did it – tonight with Coach Heathers encouragement I swam a mile, in 63 minutes, so just over an hour. And as a sign of that achievement I started up my fundraising page with justgiving.com http://www.justgiving.com/RobboGNSwim2012 So start donating. I’m fundraising for Myeloma UK which is a charity that works with this specific cancer … Continue reading Training Session #3
Ok so today training commenced, and weaning oneself in gently is the way forward. My aim, to do the final mile in 1.5 hours... So off I went, with Heather of Stormford Golden's as "coach". Well if I try to do the whole thing in a combination of breast stroke and paddling on my back … Continue reading Training session #1
Well people, I have decided – as crazily as it may sound – to take part in the Great North Swim 2012. Yes, that’s right, I’m going to attempt to train for and swim 1 mile (I chickened out on the 2 mile, but maybe in 2013, if we all live that long?) So now … Continue reading Splashy, Splashy