Another Ironman journey
fat buddha wrote (see)
...the problems often relate to the (lack of) visibility, taste/salinity, fear of the unknown (what's underneath you, buoys, chains etc), noise (motors) and then conditions such as temperature, swell, waves, currents, breakers etc.
Thanks FB. There's lots in that list I hadn't even thought of.
What is it about bouys and their chains that freaks people (me included) out?
Currently 2 hrs a week. Averaging 5km - 5.5km per week. And I always find the first weekly swim harder the longer it is since the week before. I could do with another swim hour in the week, but would have to give up a run or bike.
Before my first try (May last year) I was travelling alot with work and so had easy access to the hotel pool. I think I swam 3 times a week. Not much at first - maybe 50m or so. I hadn't really swum since school.
I just kept reading about technique, looking at videos etc then plugging away in the pool. I think by Easter I'd cracked 4-500m.
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