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Aspire Channel Swim 2015

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JemimaMuddledUp Tue 15-Sep-15 12:46:55

Is anyone else taking part in the Aspire Channel Swim this year?

(Link here for anyone curious)

I did my first swim towards it this morning - 55 lengths of a 23m pool, which is just under 0.8 of a mile. Only 21.2 miles to go...

The plan is to swim 1km three times a week. But I thought I'd swim a little bit extra this morning while I was filled with enthusiasm and bank some lengths for days when I'm not feeling it!

AlbusPercival Tue 15-Sep-15 12:50:13

Yes, I am!!

i started early, cleared it with Aspire, and am now 6 miles in.

At the weekend I swam my first ever mile

JemimaMuddledUp Tue 15-Sep-15 12:54:07

Well done on the mile!

I struggle time-wise to fit in swimming a mile. I'm not the fastest swimmer on the planet and I swim before work, so am on a tight deadline to get out of the pool and get rid of the goggle marks before I hit the office grin

Three years ago I couldn't swim a length though, so I'm quite proud of the fact that I'm now doing 50 lengths on a regular basis.

AlbusPercival Tue 15-Sep-15 13:41:29

Completely get the time part!

I only do half miles before work, and get my miles in at the weekend.

For me a mile is a full hour of swimming, so not do-able before work

AlbusPercival Wed 16-Sep-15 14:31:52

How are you getting on Jemima?

JemimaMuddledUp Thu 17-Sep-15 13:36:40

I actually managed to swim a mile yesterday! 73 lengths of the 23m pool, so just over a mile. Then I swam 51 lengths this morning. In all this week I have done 2.6 miles, which means 19.4 to go.

How about you?

AlbusPercival Thu 17-Sep-15 15:17:26

That awesome! I am 6.7 miles in, but have been at it for three weeks.

I am going to push myself and do 3 miles in 3 days between Fri and Sunday though!

JemimaMuddledUp Thu 17-Sep-15 20:29:26

Wow, that would be impressive!

I was so proud of swimming a mile before work, it was the first time ever I'd swum a mile without stopping too. I think I told just about everyone in my office when I got to work grin

AlbusPercival Fri 18-Sep-15 13:36:15

well done Jem!

Got my mile in this morning, just need to do Sat and Sun now, going out Saturday night so Sunday could be hard!

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