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Preparing for Ironman Dublin 70.3

Stu and I drove to Holyhead on Thursday afternoon/evening. The traffic was heavy, so Stu did the first section on the motorway, and then I did the twisty bit on small roads in Wales. The scenery was absolutely stunning and several of the lakes and rivers we passed looked like Read more…


My first ever 5km swim (technically a DNF)

5km swim certificate

The second event of the weekend for Team Smith was Carn Brea and Helston Inaugural Open Water Swimming Meet at Stithians Lake. Stu and I had noticed this event was taking place not far from my mum’s house in Cornwall. We decided that we might as well take part before Read more…


St. Michael’s Mount Swim

Back in January, Stuart and I signed up for a 2.5km swim around St. Michael’s Mount in aid of the Chestnut Appeal, a local cancer charity. We thought it would be a good step towards the Scilly Swim Challenge and also an opportunity to go home to Cornwall for the Read more…


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…


Swimming in June

An image of the sea - a long way to swim!

I managed to get in some good swims in June and was pleased to reach a monthly total of 15.5km. However, it’s still a scary thought that I need to swim at least that far in one day!   Save


My longest ever (continuous) swim

The boat house at Dorney lake

I’ve been stepping up my swimming recently as it’s only 3 months until Scilly Swim Challenge, which is a bit terrifying. 10k is often described as the ‘marathon’ of swimming events, so I guess that makes the Scilly Swim Challenge an ultra… and I’m someone who hasn’t even managed a Read more…


My longest ever swim (and a cold dip in the lake)

Lakeside

It has been such a busy week, with lake swimming, cross fit and running so I think tomorrow may be a rest day. Cross fit On Monday morning, I had a cross fit session with SUTRI for the first time in a few weeks. There were only 4 of us Read more…


Sinking not swimming…

Cartoon about having laser eye surgery

This year I need to focus on my swimming. A month of 2015 has gone by and I’ve really not achieved very much yet. If I’m going to complete the Scilly Swim Challenge, I’m going to need to start pushing myself soon. I have to be able to swim a Read more…


Embrace Sports 13/10/14 – A swim in the ocean and a woodland trail run

Monday 13th October The day started early with an ocean swim. I love sea swimming, so this was a great treat. We then had a bike maintenance course over breakfast. I’ve heard Neil explain the basics of bike maintenance before and have also been on a basic bike maintenance course, Read more…


Embrace Sports 12/10/14 Ocean swim and coastal ride with TT finish

The day started with open water swimming. It was an early start, but it’s always worth it to see the sunrise over the sea. We got ready at the top of the cliff overlooking the beach. When we’d all got our wetsuits on, it was time to head down the Read more…