I’ve been trying to think of the parallels between running and swimming – my result… there aren’t any!!
Let me try and explain. My “swimming” career consists of
- a hand-full of lessons when I was about 8,
- hours upon hours of playing in our pool and
- paddling on my surfboard
– as you can see far from anything of value.
So to bridge the gap between swimming and not swimming I decided to sign up for some lessons. Now, I’m not going to go into too much detail here because this is a running blog after all but the bottom line is, I sink… Yip butt first!
My body starts out reasonable flat and near the top of the water and gradually sinks from the hips to the legs so I look like a boat with a very fat person sitting in one end. Obviously I had never really noticed this with a surfboard keeping me safely afloat but this may be an issue with a 1.9km swim in the ocean to start the Half Iron Man.