About the Event

The event comprises:

- Swim 750 m (in the cold water of Hartlepool Marina!)

- Cycle ~20 km (from Hartlepool Marina to Seaton Carew 3 times)

- Run 5 km (around the Marina)

I did the swim by myself with Benjamin supervising from the shore.

For the Cycle, we used our special tandem - a Hase Pino. I aspire to Benjamin helping with the pedalling, but he rarely does, unless I am trying to stay still and talk to someone!

For the run we used Benjamin's cross country wheelchair - an Advance Mobility Freedom chair.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Bit more swimming

Back to the pool after tea - We ran down to the pool then Laura paced me over 1000 m.   It took 22 min, which is a little longer than I would like, but I was concentrating on nice long steady strokes to avoid running out of oompf.
Tried a quick change back into running clothes - surprisingly difficult to get a t-shirt on when damp, but my snazzy new elastic laces worked ok - the shoes can be pulled on and tightened very quickly, and were still comfortable to run in.
I have given up running now until the race - I am getting too paranoid about injuring myself - I will concentrate on the resting and eating part of preparation, which is one of my favourite bits....

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