I ran 12 miles the other week, that felt very very far. I then tried to run 6 miles a couple days after and had what felt to be the worst run of my life. Oops. That's what I get for trying to run 12 miles on one or two runs a week in training.. ah well. Royal Parks HM in a few weeks, looking forward to it, will be an interesting one..
Doggy paddle is perfectly acceptable Shedboy. In my first triathlon I forgot how to swim, ended up mostly doggy paddling and even did a spot of backstroke (not recommended as they think you're drowning).
I double dare you Shedboy Lots of people can't swim well when they start triathlons, all you need is a couple of lessons and you'll be on your way! Yep - I used to be ACoop, Just keep going is my mantra when things get tough, thought it was fitting as a name.