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Getting Faster

My swim yesterday had a few difficulties, not least of which was a hangover* from the night before. I also had to contend with other people in the lane – not all of whom understood how to behave. So after being disrupted from my gentle hangover-managing swim again, I decided to do a few sprints to keep it interesting at the end.

And the good news is that even with a hangover I’m getting quicker.

I did the first 100m in 1:40 and the only other one I managed to complete (because people in the lane interrupted me, not because I was too hungover) in 1:37.

It may not sound like much to you real swimmers out there, but as I was delighted if I broke 2 minutes a couple of years ago, I’ll take it.

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* You can tell I was still hungover as after my first 100m I thought I’d done it in 1:10 at first. I was amazed – and delighted and it took me about 10 seconds to realise that I’d set off at 30 seconds past the minute!

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Halted by a hangover

Yesterday I was in London all day and managed a run in Hyde Park before work. It’s a great place to go for a run with the park usually full of other runners and although it’s in the middle of London, it feels like the air is almost fresh. So it was nice to get out a do 5km in the morning.

One great thing is that I am getting faster with the running – it doesn’t feel like I’m really pushing too hard, but I’m now running at only just over 5min per km.

I was also meant to be going out in Hyde Park again this morning, but I didn’t.

Yesterday I went to a conference in London that I’d help to organise. And it went well. It went really well. So after the conference we went to the pub and because the conference was such a success we stayed in the pub. Which meant it was quite hard to go out for a run this morning, it was actually quite hard to even get out of bed and get dressed!

So, another unplanned day off, but you what, sod it!

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