SK4, I think you'll be amazed how much better your OW swimming gets once it's a few degrees warmer. Though this may be a bit controversial, I don't think you should keep plugging on when you're cold and not swimming well, as you need to relax.
Timmy - good effort at Bedford. Are you sure it was the energy drink, though, that made you ill? I tried it for the first time yesterday and found it pretty palatable.
The weather is filthy here now - not going to help lake temperatures much! I had the crappiest of crap long runs this morning, with the only upside being that the deluge didn't start until I got back. In my last post I said I wasn't worrying about getting slower, but there is a limit....!
Well done TT! And an extra "well done" for having fun .
So, team, here we all are approaching 10 weeks to go, and the Lanza crew are packed up and coming home already! I must admit to wishing ours was all over too, at times, particularly when trying to get out for a 4-5 hour bike and knowing it'll be cold, wet and windy.
Still, training seems to be going along steadily at the moment though it's at the wearing-me-out stage rather than the making-me-faster stage, and it's only past experience that's telling me not to worry.
I've done 3 open water swims so far, and stayed in for more than 30 minutes the last time, which represents quite an improvement, but I'm not brimming with confidence that I'll finish next week's 3.8k "race", as for me that's the best part of 90 minutes, and the water temperatures are only around 14 still.
How does everyone else feel coming into the final 10 weeks?