Tag Archives: Hampton Court Swim

Rhythm is gonna get you

Well, I did it.  I swam from Hampton Court to Kingston.  Two and a quarter miles.  One hour and twenty five minutes. When I signed up for the swim, I had grand ideas about training.  Swimming pools during the week.  … Continue reading

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Water sports

I had a day off work today.  I spent most of it on the sofa with the cat (one of my all time favourite places to be), but I did manage to squeeze in a short run with some token … Continue reading

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Here comes the rain again

Considering that I have a two and a quarter mile open water swim in five weeks, I am doing remarkably little swimming.  So at half past three I extricated myself from underneath the cat, threw on my running kit, grabbed … Continue reading

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The Juneathon effect

I ran every day in Janathon, but am not intending to run every day in Juneathon.  Exercise, yes.  Run, no. So why, after cycling to work and back, did I dash upstairs, chuck on my running kit and go out … Continue reading

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I’ve just signed up for a 2.25mile swim in the Thames in July.  What was I thinking?

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