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Hitting new swimming targets

Last night I cycled straight to the lake after work. When I got there Stu was waiting with my swimming kit, so I got changed as quickly as possible. We headed down to the lake and I zipped up my wetsuit. Unfortunately, the rip in it is getting worse and Read more…


First aquathlon of the year

Tonight’s excitement for the Smiths was an aquathlon at Lakeside. We both decided to do the sprint distance (750m swim; 5km run) and managed to get in the water before the start to acclimatise. Lack of time to acclimatise was something that I found difficult last year, but I think Read more…


Final aquathlon of the season

This week has been so busy: Saturday: Lake swim followed by a run (and then a bit of cheering the junior triathletes at Lakeside) Sunday: 40k bike ride followed by a 30 minute run Monday: 1 hour of swimming with some challenging drills Tuesday: 1:06 on the turbo trainer Wednesday: Read more…


I wasn’t last, even though there was some swimming involved!

Although I’m still tired from last Sunday’s swim, I had already entered tonight’s aquathlon (hosted by the lovely TryTri chaps), so I figured that I’d better just get on with it. We left home a bit late, and I didn’t do a great job of getting myself organised. I thought Read more…


First Eastleigh aquathlon of 2014

Thursday evening was my first Eastleigh aquathlon of the year at Lakeside. Last year, I did the novice event. It was my intention to move up the full (sprint) distance… but that was before my shoulder injury. Choosing my race distance I spoke to the organisers and they said that Read more…


This might be the most exciting thing has has ever happened to me…

O.M.G! O.M.G! O.M.G! That was what went running through my mind when I opened up laptop this morning, but I didn’t have much time to ponder the contents of the email that I had read as I was going to parkrun. Not just any parkrun, but Eastleigh parkrun, which has Read more…


Swimming update

I’ve managed to haul myself out of bed for the last two Tuesday mornings at 5:30am to go swimming in the lake, but it’s clear that summer is over as the water was freezing cold. I was so grateful that I bought myself a new hat in London: It’s lovely Read more…


I did it, I did it, I did it!!!

I completed an aquathlon at Lakeside tonight! My preparations started last night, when I tried to gather together all of my possessions. I didn’t think I’d need much stuff, but my list was longer than I anticipated when I started writing it. This morning, I decided to replace the laces Read more…