Posted: Yesterday at 12:49
If you want I can find a nice big tuna to hit you with? If you have a niggle listen to your body and rest. if your out of action for a week it might not make that much difference in term's of training but if a niggle turns into something more it will right b*gger you up for the race. Take a deep breath, chill and evaluate.
For googles for open water races they are manduntary due to them protecting your eye's if there are any bugs in the water. So for a lot of races even pool baised ones they will insist on you wearing them. Just work out whats comfy for you and take it from there. I wouldn't buy a all singing and dancing pair of googles only to find they arn't confy just in case.
Durhambiker ((((hugs)))) mate it happens and sounds like you did the right thing. When stuff goes wrong it makes when it goes right all the sweeter.
Oh, and as for swimming stroke - a fair few do breast stroke. It's not the most efficient stroke, and it tires the legs, but it will get you round. And it's very useful for a bit of sighting to break into breast stroke for a second or two. T'other half (Cake, frequently lingering with intent on this thread!) has got through IM distance doing breast stroke
Should be noted just in case that I'm sh*t at swimming. If you can do crawl or got the time to learn it makes a big difference. If sarah is coming on this thread more does that mean I should stop talking about her?
Well done mathschick, that water did smell vile even by standing on the side... A little jealous I didn't get to see the RAF blokes
Saw buttercup on the ride and I've also seen MrsD finished the run so looks like you all had a successful relay. Well done ladies. (I can't remember if we met mathschick?)
I'd definitely consider the relay next year (cycling) if anyone would be willing to do the swim and run...
This weekend has given me the inspiration to get some some swimming lessons to learn how to swim "properly" and get some miles in my legs running and cycling.
Allsorts spoke to your breafly at the campsite brillaint to see the brain washing from everyone worked. If you want to do a relay next year sure something can be sorted and you can find a team on here. If you wanted to you do have the time to do the whole thing if you have enough time for the training. It's hardish work but not as much as you might think.