0-10k swim..any info grateful.
I started to dabble in triathlon, and having never swum before found it hard going. That was a year ago I started. Now I can swim 2.5k in our local lake in about an hour. I’m knackered by the end but can make it. For me just regular swimming helped a lot, when I missed sessions i noticed the difference in speed was vast so I always make at least one session per week.
So, I would say just swim lots and lots and you’ll get stronger and build your endurance.Posted 5 years ago
total immersion looks funny! how on earth does he breath? not sure i’d fancy that technique in open water!Posted 5 years ago
@tommo at the moment its between once and three times a week (unfortunately all consecutive days so no resting inbetween) but its only been a few weeks so no noticeable difference, and i have different currents/tides/winds etc that will affect times and how tired i feel at the end…!
I think i’ll do a bit of reading around the subject like above on swim smooth stuff as over long distances I’d imagine technique is key!convertSubscriber
Vary your pace/aim/distance rather than do the same old thing. Some swims short and sharp, some long and slow. Some with intervals of hard swimming interspersed with gentle recovery.
If you are a numbers geek and can stomach the cost buying a garmin 910xt adds a bit of info to an open water swimming programme.
Remember the Dart 10K is nothing like a 10Km swim as its very current/tide assisted.Posted 5 years ago
sounds good i’ll do some reading and get cracking then. thinking of doing a few river swims down the dart and avon to get used to the rivers. enjoying the sea swims though if a little wierded out by murky deep water and sea monsters/sharks etc lurking underneath!!Posted 5 years ago
so my knees disintegrate after just a few miles running so given up trying that, I do like a sea swim after work a few times a week since its warmed up a bit, and reading up on wild swimming has lead me down a path looking at doing a local river dart 10k swim in september 2013 (nowhere near good enough for this year!)Posted 5 years ago
my swimming isn’t great for long distances, any tips for open water swimming practice or drills bearing in mind i don’t practice/swim in pools or have spare time to join a club etc or is it just a case of get water miles in and become more efficient in the water doing so…
my mrs has agreed to do it too, but unfortunately for me she is an excellent swimmer already!mogrimMember
Just don’t think about sharks while you’re swimming and you’ll be fine.
Oh, and Northern Pike, and slimy, scaley creatures. And ones with tentacles.
Basically, avoid these, and you’ll ace the 10k.
Could be advantageous: thinking about how all these (and more! Don’t forget the Kraken!) are coming up behind you…Posted 4 years agojoemarshallMember
I’d love to do it but it clashes with a wedding.
Instead I am doing the Derwent from just near my house to Derby 13ish km. Some point in June. Whilst it is less snappily named, it will be free to enter. It is a bit more exclusive too – limited to me, my mate Gary, and any other local idiots we can persuade to come. There will be a feed station at about Duffield where I will have concealed a bag of mars bars or similar next to the river. Anyone successfully reaching Derby will be transported back to the start in the 13 year old VW Golf of Doom. Extensive safety cover will not be provided. There are 4 weirs on the way, 3 are definitely runnable, I still have to scout out the other one to see if we need to walk round it.Posted 4 years agostick_manMember
As convert said the Dart 10km swim might be 10km over the ground but on the outgoing tide it’s more like 5km of swimming at the most.
I did it with some mates a couple of years ago in about 2hrs 45min including a couple of stops for jelly babies and I’m no swimming legend.
If you’re confident in open water and generally fit you’ll be fine. A real 10km in a cold lake would be a different matter.Posted 4 years ago
It’s sold out now!
…instead I am doing the Derwent from just near my house to Derby 13ish km. Some point in June. Whilst it is less snappily named, it will be free to enter. It is a bit more exclusive too – limited to me, my mate Gary, and any other local idiots …………
…..13 year old VW Golf of Doom. Extensive safety cover will not be provided. There are 4 weirs on the way, 3 are definitely runnable, I still have to scout out the other one to see if we need to walk round it.
Now that sounds like my kind of adventure 🙂
If anyone Devon based fancies slithering down the River Dart from somewhere up on the moor down towards Buckfast then drop me a line. I’ve already done it lots of times upside down in a kayak 😉
(Warning! I’ll have to wear my cheap multicoloured Lidls wetsuit to avoid damaging more expensive Orca wetsuit on granite boulders!)Posted 4 years ago
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