Day 120 of the Great Big Marathon 10k Swimming Adventure: Training log and some crazy stuff

First up, a summary of the session this morning: Swam 4.725 (more like 4.9 - see below) kilometer all up. (That equals 190+ laps and 1318kCal) Warm up of 200m casual free in 5:29 (plus about 150 or so, since the watch did not start at first attempt) 100m butterfly in 1:50 (that hurt but got… Continue reading Day 120 of the Great Big Marathon 10k Swimming Adventure: Training log and some crazy stuff

Day 115 of the Great Big Marathon 10km Swimming Adventure: Just a perfect day …with Sammy Save-Up

(You don't have to hum Lou Reed as you are reading this, but now you can't help but hear the song in your head, right? Right??)Oh it was just a perfect day. Certainly the start. Woke up ahead of the alarm clock, refreshed and ready. Left well on time and got to thepool just ahead… Continue reading Day 115 of the Great Big Marathon 10km Swimming Adventure: Just a perfect day …with Sammy Save-Up

Day 114 of the Great Big 10k Swimming Adventure: Getting wet after Easter and some shoddy metaphors

After four days out of the water over the Easter weekend, I finally got back in the pool today. Yay! Coming in out of the -2.5 degree centigrade weather (that is 27.5°F for all you Americans), snow still thick on the car after a 45 minute drive, there is no better feeling than jumping into a hot… Continue reading Day 114 of the Great Big 10k Swimming Adventure: Getting wet after Easter and some shoddy metaphors

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 70 of the Great Big Marathon 10k Swimming Adventure: Restarting the training plan and dreaming of Rottnest Island

First day back at work today - and first day properly back in the training schedule therefore! This morning, I clocked 4300 meters or 170 laps with an average time of 1.44/100m and a SWOLF of 35 all up. Since I STILL have not found my Garmin stick to transfer the training data from my… Continue reading Day 70 of the Great Big Marathon 10k Swimming Adventure: Restarting the training plan and dreaming of Rottnest Island

Day 50 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swimming Adventure: Building speed, experimenting with plant-based protein powder (and driving through blizzards)

Argh. I have been looking everywhere for the Garmin USB stick. Without it, I cannot transfer the data of my swims onto the computer. Anyway, till it shows up, let me just give you a breakdown of today and yesterday: 2 February 2015: Swam 3.400m all up - 136 lanes in the 25m pool. The… Continue reading Day 50 of the Great Big 10k Marathon Swimming Adventure: Building speed, experimenting with plant-based protein powder (and driving through blizzards)