Monday, September 19, 2005

Just keep swimming!

I've signed up for a 4 person girls team for the annual Sri Chinmoy Triple Triathlon, and I'll be doing the long swim leg and the short swim leg. The long swim is a 3.5k swim from Grevillea Park Beach (near the Boathouse Restaurant) to Acton Ferry Terminal in Lake Burley Griffin, and the short swim is just 1.2k in Lake Tuggeranong from Tuggeranong Town Park out to the left a bit, then turning around to swim back towards the Town Centre, getting out near KFC.

The long swim is a bit scary, but with a wetsuit and hopefully someone to paddle a kayak next to me to keep me on course I should be fine! I'm actually looking forward to it in a "glutton for punishment" kind of a way :)

So I went to swim squad last night, and missed out on the start, but got in a good 2.7k and felt pretty crap when I started and was at the back of the lane, but got stronger as I went along, and ended up overtaking about 5 or 6 people to be in the middle on the lane for the rest of the session, which is always good for the confidence!

We did a few 400m sets, which felt really comfortable, and I even felt as though I could have kept on going (but I didn't as it was already 8pm). My HR averaged 127 and my max was 147.

I'll swim again at squad tomorrow night, and aim to do a long continuous swim Friday night after work.


Cirque said...

Well done on overtaking people Sarah. I'm glad to hear you have a new goal to aim for.

Jen_runs said...

That's fantastic. I'm so happy that you have a new goal. Go Sarah go!!

miners said...

Great goal Sarah - that's a race I've always wanted to compete in. If you're going to be back in Canberra in 2006, keep me in mind for joining a team next year for the swim or run legs!