Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere

Monday, 30 April 2012

Stat Attack!

As far as my swimming year goes, the end of April represents the half way stage for me as I build up for my Jersey to France channel crossing on the 26th of August. At this stage I thought that it would be a good time to outline the training that I have done thus far! I am using the Zogg's my swim4fitness site as my training record. This is a great help as it automatically works out swim speed etc. So don't get too bored. Here goes.
So far in 2012 I have swum 336200 meters, spending 115 hours 31 minutes and 12 seconds in the water. This represents an average swim distance of just on 5000 meters per swim.
 I have had 2 x 15k swims, lots of 10k swims and recently concentrated on shorter 3.5k speed sessions. This has cost me 9 kilos this year and I am now close to my ideal swim weight.
Interestingly, I was doing 2.91km/h in January and February and now I have increased this to 3.11km/h.
So, onwards and upwards. Speed week this week. Rock on!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

April 2012

Having a good month so far, I will do over 100k in the pool. Hair bleached, skin wrinkled but loving every minute of it. Swimming very well, will increase speed sessions now and soon venture in to the wide world of the cold North Sea.

English Channel swim, Jersey to France

Currently I am training hard for my Jersey to france swim on the 26th of August. training is going very well, feeling strong, averaging over 30, 000 metres per week. I am building up my long swims doing regular 10Ks. I will increase this in the next few weeks as I hit the open sea and the cold water.

Setting off. 7am. Only 13 and a half hours to go!