Day 100 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swimming Adventure: Cracking the 1k in under 15 minutes – and some lessons from the first hundred days

OK, first off: Yay! I did it! In less than 15 minutes! Yesterday, on the morning of day 99 since setting out on this adventure, I reached a major milestone: I swam the 1k in under 15mins. The watch says it took me precisely 14:50 minutes to do 1000 meters (in the 25 meter pool… Continue reading Day 100 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swimming Adventure: Cracking the 1k in under 15 minutes – and some lessons from the first hundred days

Day 93 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swimming Adventure: Ecstasy in the Water

By the look of things, today was a normal training session. I experienced something far from normal though. But first things first; here is a quick summary. 5250 metres in 1 hour 39 of swimming -200m free warm up in 3:08 -5x100m free sprints at 1:20 to 1:23 per 100m (Ugh. Such hard work. )… Continue reading Day 93 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swimming Adventure: Ecstasy in the Water

10 things the BlackBerry (yep!) is better at than an iPhone or Android device (and the best daily driver out there today IMHO)

Nowadays, you no longer need to be locked into one cloud, social media service or ecosystem. Be it Apple (OS X, iOS), Google (Android), Amazon or something else (Windows?). In fact, you should avoid this. And this very fact means the BlackBerry smartphones, in particular the Passport and Classic, are better than any other device (in… Continue reading 10 things the BlackBerry (yep!) is better at than an iPhone or Android device (and the best daily driver out there today IMHO)

Day 88 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swimming Adventure: Clocking 5k daily, losing weight – and avoiding bugs

Been swimming pretty much a daily 5k during the week since my last update, though typically again one day some appointment or other will botch my plans to make it to the pool every morning during the working week. But you know what? Four times a week is fine at the moment. So far this… Continue reading Day 88 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swimming Adventure: Clocking 5k daily, losing weight – and avoiding bugs

Day 83 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swimming Adventure: A review of my new Zoggs Predator Flex Titanium Reactor

(Update March 2015: After a few swims, the Flex Titaniums are absolutely water-tight, snug and comfy. They need "wearing in", just like their predecessors did. These beauties are now my daily go-to pair of goggles). Phew, what a week this has been again. Topped off by a Friday when I left the house at 5am… Continue reading Day 83 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swimming Adventure: A review of my new Zoggs Predator Flex Titanium Reactor

Day 79 of the Great Big Marathon 10k Swimming Adventure: “You splash so much it is scary!”

Been very busy, and partly due to lots of swimming, partly due to other stuff, but got to the pool every time as planned! Or, to be more precise: The 5am rise has proven ever so worth it. Even on the busiest of days, I can get a swim in of a morning. Fantastic! Ok,… Continue reading Day 79 of the Great Big Marathon 10k Swimming Adventure: “You splash so much it is scary!”