Having the same problems - Just done my 3rd open water session and after 400m was in tears. How can I do 5 times that in 2 weeks? and the full in 7 weeks. I go with a very positive attitude, do all the things I'm meant to, start ok and slow and it actually gets worse. Today felt dizzy and everything spinning a bit. Am going again tomorrow and giving up a long bike. No point practising the bike if I don't make the swim cut off
Well bike ride done including 11% bit. Glad I did it for 2 reasons. First the phsycologial bit. It actually wasn't that bad. I realised I'd done worse and I didn't even go into the granny ring (is that the smallest of the 3) and the second reason was that I promised myself before I got there that if I did it I would manage to swim 2 loops on saturday in open water
Mathschick - been open water twice now and it was horrible. 400m completed
In the pool I can do the half distance in about 40mins but panic breaststroke and not being able to breathe makes me doubt it. How long do we get? 1hour?
I'd given up worrying about that hill, now I'm starting to worry all over again. I noticed a hill the other day that said 11% and I'm just about to go out on my bike. Might try it. It was quite hairy coming down it.
Fortunately I can't read the writing on that map even with glasses
I think I'll just stick to worrying about the swimming and whether I'll meet the cut off
Had my 2nd open water swim yesterday evening. B....y cold and raining. I think it was slightly better than first time. Spent more time acclimatising to the temperature before I swam . Still only managed 400m but all front crawl this time but had to stop about 7/8 times to starfish and get my breathing under control. Was mainly slow breaststroke and raspy breathing last time.
Please somebody tell me this is a slight improvement. I'm worried if I'll be able to do Outlaw half in 2 and a half weeks