Energy storage in the body

Ok, I think I’ll talk about the bodies energy systems. From where does our energy come , what energy system does the body use for various activities, how is it stored? This is going to be another thumbnail sketch of my understanding of it. Swimming movement comes from muscle contraction. All energy for muscle comes…

Core exercises without equipment video

Stupid things I’ve done Number 3,754 involved a mountain in Switzerland, snow, an inflatable inner tube and a cliff. It led to me damaging my lower back (and therefore taking up swimming). It flares up every so often and the best option is to go back to doing some core exercises. I should do them…

Metres

First metres update for a while. Passed One Million Metres since January today. Last year, which was no slouch of year, I didn’t pass that figure until October. I’m never doing this again. 🙂

Just another long pool swim

(WordPress somehow chewed the original of this post, which had followed the Socrates quote, so below is a quick and lazy rewrite). Last Friday we (2010 Channel aspirants) met for a 10 hour pool swim. I had only approximately 4 hours sleep the previous night and was feeling tired but expecting the worst after the…

Preparation for a 10 hour swim…

Alarm clock set to 4 a.m. 2 home-made Solo Bars (560 calories each), 1 ham sandwich, 4 chicken sandwiches, 1 flask of Tomato & pasta soup, 1 flask of coffee, 1.5 litre home-made smoothie, 1/2 litre milk, 4 litres of isotonic drink, 500gr. of grapes, 1 banana, 1 packet recovery drink, 1 small slice of…