Day 7 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swim Adventure: Hitting 10k – by adding up a week of swims

Yesterday being Sunday,  I took the whole family to the local pool in the afternoon. It was lots of fun for everyone, we even brought a picknick. And what is more, after 6pm, the pool had cleared enough to almost swim unimpeded. I put in 2175 meters. Without doing so on purpose, I hit exactly 10.000 meters for the week that way. Nice. I marvelled over it briefly since it is displayed on my trusty Garmin Swim watch (“Distance this week”). But now, Monday morning, the counter is back to zero.  With probably  too much work today and tomorrow to go swimming even briefly, and then the Christmas days, I wonder how many swims I will get in this week. And whether I can really reach swimming 10k in one go in Open Water competitively in two years’ time. Not that I don’t have the ability; I just don’t see how I can make the time to hit the pool for a  sufficient amount of time.

Maybe I really need to start getting up at 5am. Anyway, here is a summary of the swim from Garmin Connect:

Summary from Garmin Connect of my swim, 21 December 2014
Summary from Garmin Connect of my swim, 21 December 2014