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Didn’t Drown So Not A Duffer

Some of you might have been wondering where I’ve got to? No new chapters and no new critting. Sorry, I’ve been so lame, but I’ve been concentrating on not drowning as I was brave/foolish/utterly mad* enough (*delete as applicable) to…

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The time has come

Well, after that rash decision back in January, when New Year’s resolutions were still firmly in mind, the time has finally come. On Saturday I am swimming in Swimathon 2007 in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Tonight, I went…

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Floundering and Rhythm

I really began to wonder why on earth I’m doing the Swimathon later this month, when at the pool today. After 10 lengths I got a stitch and had rest for bit, and the next 12 were all over the…

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48 in 50

1. You can’t call it training, but it is exercise. Tonight, I swam 48 lengths in 50 minutes. Not bad, but if I am to ‘beat the hour’ with my 60 lengths, I need to do better. If you haven’t…

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A second chance at drowning…

Well, I managed this last year, had some fun doing it (yes, really!) and it did keep me swimming 🙂 so I’m going to do it again. Same distance (because I’m not that silly!) but I will try and beat…

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The results are in…

My time as been inputed into the great Swimathon computer of the sky, and it shows, that in my class, I came 25th, which I think isn’t half bad… Results for the 1500m challenge Name Age Category Time Position Mark…

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1 hour, 6 minutes, and 25 seconds

A little after 9pm this evening, I completed my challenge of 1500 metres (or 60 lengths) for this years Swimathon in aid of NCH, the children’s charity. After a more than flaky first 12 lengths where in I consumed a…

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Today is the day

In a few short hours, I will be doing my sponsored swim. And yes, I am nervous about it. I’m not really sure why I’m nervous, it’s not like I haven’t been doing 48 lengths every week for the last…

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60

I’ve just swum sixty lengths of the pool and I’m not dead … or drowned! 🙂        

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48 lengths in as many minutes…

Tuesday night. Swimming night. And yes, I am, just a little, satisfyingly achey and tired. Although not as much as last week. Maybe I am getting fitter… Actually, if it wasn’t that it was getting late and I did need…

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40 lenghs in 40 minutes … umm, ish…

Just been for a successful swim down at ye olde Abingtonian pool. First 20 lengths more or less continuous (just touching down and kicking off from the side at each end). Then another 10 – some of which were double…

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Mad? Foolish? Or both?

A leisurely end to the holiday season – I have been swimming, done my week’s shop and bought some very nice little foody treats to see me into the new year 🙂 and now I have retreated to my warm…

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