Week 16 Target: 700 lengths (10.87 miles)

So a new week and a new target. I reckon 5 trips to Virgin Active and do 140 lengths each time will be the way to go.

I have read a training schedule by a great Channel Swimmer Nick Adams, who recommends not just going for distance swims, but to mix it up with some sets of pyramids.

Pyramid sets are where you do sets of increasing lengths and then decrease at same rate. For example 50m then a short rest, then 100m then short rest, keep increasing increments and then come back down. Typically it would end 250m then rest, 200m then rest ,150m,100m,50m.

This sounds like a sensible idea to build up extra strength for when tides and waves are being unkind. besides – I’ve learned to take the advice of previous channel swimmers as gold dust – after all, they have succeeded where so many others have failed. I intend to model any successful person I can find!

I’ll figure something out from one of Nick’s sample plans I found on this channel swimmers site http://www.thechannelswimmers.com

About Pete Windridge-France

I'm a Leeds-based 37 yr old, and live with Sarah my other half, and my kids Archie, Jem and Scarlett. Being a fan of swimming and generally doing silly things, I decided to try swim the channel to raise money for Archie's Special Needs School - Penny Field in Leeds. This website shows my progress!
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