The Swimming Smoothie – food for swimmers

(This is a repost and update, due to a resurgence in interest in this post. As it’s a few years since the original post, I’ve played with other variations of ingredients since.) Swimming generally and open water swimming especially is a sport of high energy demand. Many swimmers struggle to keep weight stable let alone…

MIMS 2012 – Part 2 – Race day

Part 1 – Saturday indeed broke more bearable, with temperatures in the high twenties with an almost cloudless sky and no forecast of rain or thunderstorms. I’d brought my bag of oatmeal for porridge which I microwaved in the hotel dining room, and as usual, forced it into myself. It was not the best bowl…