Swim training blog in the lead up to the Big Minch Swim 2019
Nice way to finish off April, with a 5k skins swim, first decent distance in trunks this year. Love the feeling of doing all the work yourself. Also noticed a few crabs on the go, so time to watch your feet in the water. Duckman was saying 9 degrees average. 5k@ 1hr53mins
Photo's from this mornings swim at Coll beach. Sea was mostly like a millpond. Jaffa cakes were melting in the tow float training pouch. Duckman was saying 10 degrees average. 15k @ 5hrs15mins
Couple of laps of Coll Beach this morning before work. Bit overcast which I prefer for swimming. Duckman was saying 9.3 degrees average. 5k @ 1hr45mins.
pre work 5k swim at Coll beach this morning. Quite a nice sky to be watching as I was swimming. Duckman was saying 9 degrees average. 5k @ 1hr40mins
10k wetsuit swim at Coll beach this morning. Thanks to Craig for coming along for the first lap. Duckman was saying 8.4 degrees on average. Conditions got worse as the laps went on. 10.5k @ 3hrs40mins.
First sea swim of the year at Hogabost on Tuesday evening. Surely one of most beautiful training grounds in the world. Just went in for a little dip. A lot colder than I remember from last year. Great to see Helen Maher and Marine Munro in swimming as well. I will need to get a Duckman like Colin's for the temperature. In at Hogabost again tonight, can't keep away from the place. Another great evening. Swam 1km. Felt much more at home in the water this evening. I will really start ramping the miles up from now on. I have got a lot of catching up to do Colin S, after seeing your post the other day.
First 10k of the year. The Braighe was flat calm. Plenty of seals up near Joe's house. Duckman was saying 8 degrees average. Thanks to John Dyer for stopping by and taking pic's and video. 10k @ 3hrs26mins
Saturday Morning Swim at Coll Beach this morning. Duckman was saying 7.4 degrees on average. 3 laps. 7.5k @ 2hrs43mins.
Bit of a lively sea this morning at Coll beach. Thanks to Ally for the company. Only had time for 1 lap, then to river and back before work. Duckman was saying 6 degrees average. 4.5k @ 1hr33mins