6 Hour swim

My sea swim training is going really well. This weekend it did not start that great when I went to Weymouth for my 6hr swim, I had taken thursday and friday off work to get this done. Conditions were perfect but within the hour I was feeling pretty sick, it must have been due to the fact that I had something different for breakfast than I usually do. I managed to do 4 and a half hours but spent a lot of the last 3 hrs being ill on and off, most pleasant!

The following day I was still feeling sick and dehydrated so it was an enforced rest day. It did me good though as saturday I went out for a run and ended up doing 8 hours. I felt great throughout too.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Sunday I travelled to bournemouth to be ready for another bash at the 6hr swim on Monday. Justin came along as my support on the boat and think he must be a good luck charm as the swim went perfectly. I did a little over the 6 hours, the boat pilot (Tom) was pleased with me as my stroke rate was consistent throughout the swim. For me, I felt the time had gone quickly and was very surprised when he said the 6 hrs were up, he did ask if I wanted to do another half hour but I thought another 10 minutes would be good. I was very happy with it, hardly any aches afterwards just a slght pain in my left shoulder.

Managed to fit a bike ride in before work this morning and will be off out for another run this evening. Next swim should be next weekend for an 8 hr one. No rest for the wicked

8 weeks to go

It suddenly hit me in the last day or so that my countdown to this little event is now just 8 weeks so am starting to panic a little bit to say the least. What on earth makes me think that I can succeed where another female and several men have failed. To add to the doubts that run through my head when I should be sleeping, more people have scaled Everest than swum the channel – thats without doing a quick jog down to the coast first. I’ve been telling myself that I have done the training for this but it doesn’t stop the nerves kicking in and it will, no doubt, only get worse as the date creeps ever closer

Hope this weekends swim will go well

Good luck to Steve Haywood, who today sets off on his Deca

Indo Trek

Well I’ve arrived safe and sound in Jakarta. It is hot and humid but I am looking forward to getting started on the trek. I will post a full report after the event but in the meantime you can follow it on @IndoTrek or find us on facebook indotrek