Barry - we really are at the same point on the swimming learning curve! I'm finding breathing on the left really hard but did make a bit of a break through earlier this week.... I also found breathing (one sided) every second stroke (ie every right handed stroke) got me to 4 lengths continuous.... every fourth stroke definitely too much for me!
Nell - yeah, sorry I know Which mara are you signed up for? I'm in for Abo, starting to hit some vague fitness - am tempted to do a flat out ykw on Sat to assess exactly where I'm at......
Minni - fingers crossed re the scans & for a strong recovery...... I like your style re the SDW 50! I'm aiming for the NDW 50 in May..... Will be good to trade training tales!
Had an interesting long(ish) run on Sat - 16miles, 12 miles @7.30mm, then ykw @7.00mm, with a one mile cool down home. Felt ok. Was a bit of a talking point at the ykw tho - it tipped it down from about miles 4 to 8 and then stopped, 4 different people asked me why I was soaked through & were impressed with the answer