“On the 11th day of Christmas my swim coach gave to me one hundred hundreds”…..so half way through this mega set I found myself wondering how I ever thought this was a good idea. The answer to this is for the last 5 years I have been striving to swim 587,000 odd metres which is […]Read More The Christmas Challenge Set
One of the great things about World Masters is catching up with all of your swimming mates, and I was therefore slightly surprised but delighted to reacquaint myself with Gobbie the rescue dog, who first burst onto the scene at Montreal. Dogs on the pool side are not a feature you regularly come across but […]Read More Road Trip to Budapest: Day 4 Dobbie reunited with Gobbie
So the swimming starts in earnest today and my opener is the 800 freestyle. Now trust me I am no Becky Adlington but I like to swim something early in the meet to sort of ease myself into it and the 800 for some perverse reason is the easiest way to do that. This was […]Read More Budapest Road Trip: Day 3 Shit Happens
There was the usual absolute frenzy in Binge’s life as she tried to escape for the World Masters Swimming Championships in Budapest. Not helped by the fact that I fly off on a family holiday the day after I return. I know I’ve moaned how a holiday clear up involves trying to anticipate every thing […]Read More Budapest Road Trip: Day 1 & 2
I was determined to keep the swimming up but Teenage Triathlete is back and I found myself being persuaded to take her shopping. The only problem was m Sunday swim session was right slap bang in the middle of prime retail therapy time….. What’s a Bingeswimmer to do? Well it was Fenwick’s last day of […]Read More Sunday 16th July When the going gets tough the tough go shopping.
A bit of a panic going on as I realise that I’ll be in Budapest in 4 weeks time. There’s also this little matter of training as somewhat predictably I haven’t been in the water since last Sunday. Compared with previous championships I have done a bit of training this year but it’s never enough […]Read More Saturday 15th July Budapest 30 days out, is it too late to start training?
I’m trying to fill you in on the last three months of the Binge Swimmer’s life as I am acutely aware there’s been a Binge Blog Vacuum. Being a lazy cow the easiest way is to just use my old copy from the Swimming Times column, hence the odd reference to my (long suffering) editor […]Read More A day at the beach