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Open Water Swimming

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21 Jan
9:42pm, 21 Jan 2020
1176 posts
Wednesday Mouse
That sounds fab tomsmum! I totally get the "wheeeee!" feeling after an OW swim, its an amazing buzz that lasts all day. Sadly I've only ever managed sea swims a couple of times at events; living in Nottingham rather precludes me from visiting the coast often!
24 Jan
9:04pm, 24 Jan 2020
21236 posts
Red Squirrel
Lots of amazing swimming on here!! Well done peeps.

I'm still swimming in my local lake which is open at weekends and just recently one day in the week (which I can't make). T'was 7 degrees last Sat and I'll be in tomorrow, expecting it to be 6.5 or even 6, but we'll see.
4 Feb
10:56pm, 4 Feb 2020
6719 posts
De-lurking to say that I still haven't managed to get anywhere near CSS pace in the pool so still haven't managed a 'proper' training swim doing timed lengths.

On Monday I swam 3.1k without the bleep, just taking a few seconds of rest after each km.

Basically my 'long swim' pace is *much* slower than my 400m or 200m pace.

I have February and March to get my act together before hitting the outdoor lake, and am getting a bit concerned that there's a huge training gap to fill before Coniston.
4 Feb
11:11pm, 4 Feb 2020
5663 posts
You’re a good k ahead of me!
5 Feb
2:02pm, 5 Feb 2020
5906 posts
Northern Exile
FGR article in this month's Cumbria magazine. Jenny is probably one of the best swimmers to have attempted the round.

5 Feb
3:49pm, 5 Feb 2020
5667 posts
Oooh... πŸ˜€

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