Day 38 of the Great Big Marathon Swim Adventure: A week of getting up at 5:30 – plus nutrition, training plans and the thing about sprints

Tomorrow, Friday, will mark the first week of getting up at 5:30 am, driving 45 minutes to the pool, then getting a subway to work every morning. The initial euphoria has worn off, as was to be expected. That has advantages, too: Getting up at 5:30 still is a challenge, but my body clock woke… Continue reading Day 38 of the Great Big Marathon Swim Adventure: A week of getting up at 5:30 – plus nutrition, training plans and the thing about sprints

7 reasons why I love swimming (and why you should, too)

1. No gear required Who doesn't prefer their exercise pure and simple?  Grab a bunch of bathers and a pair of goggles, and you are good to go. (Maybe add a towel.) Sure, you will eventually look at swimming caps and paddles and pull buoys and fins and even swimming fabrics – plus lots of other stuff.… Continue reading 7 reasons why I love swimming (and why you should, too)