I've now decided to take my training to a whole new level, and for the last couple of days I've been concentrating on the lesser thought of 4th tri discipline ... "feeling like shit".
I seem to have developed a nose like Niagara, a head like a scarecrow, in fact a full on case of man-flu, so when the day comes and my body starts breaking down in the latter stages of the race I shall rely on this period of 'training' to get me through.
It was embarrassing, I even had to resort to cheating and employing a surreptitious underwater pull on the lane rope to even get the slightest forward momentum, but even then my manic thrashing of legs (with apparent 50p piece shoved between my cheeks as per instruction) still only served to act as a brake.
And besides I thought that the tri swim was better to be done 'sans' kick to save the legs energy
70 miles ... oh boy !! ... guess this kind of means I need up my biking a bit more then.
However am pleased to report that training does actually seem to be happening now, have even joined a Friday swim coaching session (courtesy of the lovely Ghost ) to show me how bad my swim technique really is. (just how on earth do you manage to get any form of forward propulsion with just your kick? )