Monthly Archives: May 2015

Changing room envy

Time to come out, literally it seems. Having graduated from the pool, I’m now increasingly spending time in the great outdoors. It really is a completely different experience swimming in the open water, lumps and bumps, zero visibility, the threat … Continue reading

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Another wet Bank Holiday

What a weekend! I’ve been devoting a lot of time to training for the upcoming swim, and had got a little behind with some other home projects. In particular a make over of my front garden, had turned from a … Continue reading

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Improvise Adapt and Overcome

Plodding through the water on Saturday and watching the landmarks along the sea-front go past very, very, slowly gave me heaps of time to work out how I was going to get myself sorted to be able to pull this … Continue reading

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A Picture Paints a thousand words

No words today just a picture, but what a great one it is!

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The Loneliness (and lessons) of the long distance swimmer

Well it’s not exactly lonely, but there is a magnificent solitude when you are training for this type of thing. Several years ago (over a quarter of a century in fact), when I used to do some long distance running, … Continue reading

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Peer to Pier but more Bouyant

Yesterday’s swim between ¬†Boscombe and Bournemouth piers was definitely a challenge as mentioned by little Bro, however I have a slightly different, more upbeat some might say more buoyant perspective. Admittedly that perspective was largely trailing in the wake of … Continue reading

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Peer to Pier

Following on from Stu’s successful ladies night swimming experience the time had come for me to get in the bouncy stuff so yesterday we headed off to Boscombe together for a little sea swimming. Why Boscombe?, well apart from the … Continue reading

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Ladies Night

Oh what a night! I had a blast and a few surprises. As I mentioned earlier, this evening I headed off down to Boscombe for a swim session organised by Bournemouth Coastal Activity Park¬†I’d come across it a few days … Continue reading

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Riding along on the crest of a wave (and the sun is in the sky)

Another great week of training and I’m feeling right on track. I’d planned from the outset that I needed to be in some open water during May, and that was achieved albeit only for a very short session at Boscombe … Continue reading

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A little dab of Vaseline around the rim!!

My cold water acclimatisation is going really well and I’m definitely starting to fall in love big time with Brockwell Lido, but what I’m not liking in the least is the massive chaffing I’m getting on my neck. Or should … Continue reading

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