1.2 mile SWIM (in the ocean!!!) ➡️ 51:31
Possibly the achievement I'm most proud of.
I couldn't swim 200m in the pool without getting out of breath until I started teaching myself the #totalimmersion technique back in April this year.
I also started to go down to my local Surf Club and join them on their Sunday morning swims so that I could get used to the open water. MacMasters Beach is definitely NOT where you would go to swim if you are a beginner, it's a surfers beach! Talk about being thrown in the deep end. I learned a lot and very quickly and now I'm not afraid. Swimming at my beach made the swim at Mooloolaba seem like a pool swim...
This swim leg wasn't as bad as I had imagined. I cried as I waited to go in. That made my goggles steam up. Derrrr. I was worried that I wouldn't make the 1 hr cut off but I smashed it (in my world) without even pushing myself. I just concentrated on keeping my form and breathing. Thank you Total Immersion, you were my saviour.
1️⃣down... 2️⃣to go.