So that is it….

So that is it….

After just over 12months of training I am now in my taper for my Windermere One Way (or WOW for short)…

Two wetsuits, countless lengths of Newmarket pool, Jesus Green Lido and Milton CP Lake, over 500km swum in 12 months, over 550,000 calories burnt…..

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My last two swims were:

110x100yds in Jesus Green Lido – which looks like this:

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and 110×100 looks like this in Garmin…Screen Shot 2016-08-28 at 18.34.21.png

Beautiful, but after 2hr 59mins does get a bit samey…..and a brief dip in Milton Country Park Lake, including a bit of sprinting, which was quite hard after 10k the previous day

Screen Shot 2016-08-28 at 18.35.00.png….and now all that is left is a crash taper, probably 2×2-3k and a 1.5k on Friday…

When I started the swimming focus chapter in my endurance sport experience I was forced into it due to injury (see my earlier post on my ankle injury), when I chose to enter this last year it was a conscious decision to improve my long distance swimming capability. For the past few years I have been building the distance I have swum, in 2014 it was the Bridge to Bridge, last year was similar, but I did the Dart 10k as well as the B2B. This year, it is the back to back Inn to Inn and B2B with WOW to finish the year. Depending on how it all goes I may apply for Zurich again (Zurich swim link)….we shall see…

I hope it is all worth it, I have heard that it is a great swim, I just hope the weather plays nice and the rain/mist stays away….but then it is the Lake District, I guess there would be no lakes without rain/mist….

There is also still time to sponsor me if you so wish, FRANK Water Projects (www.frankwater.com) is a small charity (Registered charity no. 1121273) that funds sustainable clean water projects in developing countries across the world. Since it started in 2005 it has funded 116 village projects. In a world where more than 4,000 children die EVERY DAY from a lack of clean drinking water, it’s clear that help is needed – please help me support this worthwhile small charity:

My JustGiving Page: 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/IaindoesWindermerein2016

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