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The Trick is……

As I was riding around the new Forest this weekend I couldn’t help but find my mind drifting back to an endurance event I rode in Poland in 2006. Long, long ¬†days of grinding out miles through beautiful mountains and … Continue reading

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A bit of what you fancy does you good.

I still get a buzz when I swim somewhere new and as getting a chance to try the pool at the London Aquatic Centre was always high up on my list I was really looking forward to the Go-Tri event. … Continue reading

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Inspired by the Brownlee Boys

I’ve been getting myself ready for weeks to go to the Lido for my 1st outdoor swim of the year and then finding reasons not to. My main distraction has been running as I’m planning to do a triathlon but … Continue reading

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Meet the Aliens

Today was my last chance for a dip in the sea before the event so I was out of bed and on on the road by 6.30am. 114 miles and 2 hours later I was with Stu looking down onto … Continue reading

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Killing time now.

10 Days to go and Stu and I are like kids counting down to Christmas eve………. surely we shouldn’t be this hyped up but we are.¬† Looking at the organiser’s face book page it doesn’t seem like we are alone … Continue reading

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SHH…it’s a secret.

This weekend was the final big landmark in our preparation for swimming across to the Isle of Wight and took us all over to the IOW on Sunday morning for our safety training session. It was a good session in … 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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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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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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Balmy in Brockwell

Dictionary definition of Balmy: Well this morning, we were probably a bit of both to be honest. We arrived at Brockwell Lido under a dark grey sky with the trees buffeting around in 20 mph wind to see it was … Continue reading

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