Thursday 15 July 2010

Open water swimming

I've only ever really done it once before, in a lake in Ireland and not in a wetsuit.  So, with 3 weeks to go to the Thames swim, we went to the first of a set of 3 open water swimming training sessions on Tuesday night.  The training is very geared towards triathlons, which was a bit annoying for me as I'm not doing an open water triathlon swim and I'd really rather not be bothered with things like how to turn around a buoy quickly or how to get a wetsuit off quickly, but given that the training is designed for triathlons and I was the only one just doing an open water swim I just had to suck it up and get on with the same training as everyone else.

I cycled in to work on Tuesday, so that plus the swim earned a few kcals and given that the training session had us in Hyde Park at 1/4 to 9 at night and it would be an hour 'til we got home and had food on plate I cracked and we had dinner in a pub nearby.  2 pints of lager and a steak and chips and I was still cruising in under my maintenance kcals for the day.  OK, so alcohol will knock me off my fat loss goal a bit, but overall it's not the end of the world.

Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 196.2 (33.4%)
Carbohydrate (g) 206.1 (32.8%)
Fat (g) 60.4 (23.1%)
Fibre (g) 35.3
Fruit & Veg 8.8

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