Wednesday 7 April 2010

Start of training

Training for the 5km swim started today with a 1600m "normal" swim, alternating strokes, doing legs only and arms only to get going with checking the basics.  I've not done a lot of swimming since January and with less than 2 weeks to go to Swimathon, there's certainly some work to do, so I have a plan:-

7th - 1600m normal swim
8th - rest
9th - 1600m normal swim
10th - rest
11th - 3200m distance swim
12th - 850m sprint swim
13th - rest
14th - 1600m normal swim
15th - rest
16th - 850m gentle swim
17th - rest
18th - 5000m challenge!

I'm over half way to my sponsorship target, thanks to some generous people at work and people I work with through work, but there's still more to go.  I'm hoping I will actually make the target, but this close to the event it's not looking so good.

Anyhoo, today went like this...

B - greek yogurt with 1 scoop, blueberries and grape nuts
S - banana
S - 1 scoop in skimmed milk
L - salad; a chicken breast, cherry tomatoes, sweet pepper, capers, pomegranate seeds and lettuce with honey and mustard dressing
S - Dorset Cereals bar; 3 fruit, nuts and seeds
S - carrots and houmous
D - salad; a salmon fillet, sweet pepper, toasted pine nuts and lettuce with olive oil dressing and a ciabatta roll

Exercise - 33 minutes swim

Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 155.5 (29.9%)
Carbohydrate (g) 194.8 (35.1%)
Fat (g) 81.0 (35%)
Fruit & Veg 10.0

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