I don't know how long you've been a part of my journey so I'll fill you in quickly. I learnt to swim aged 30; just two years ago and it has been one of the best things I've ever done. I decided that it was a life skill and I needed it. I decided to do a triathlon too.
In 2016, I hit the pool every now and again but not working in a gym with access or having a membership it was something that didn't get much attention. At the end of 2016, after founding the Winter Run Club I was approached by Speedo about their new campaign which has just launched- #Make1kWet - it's all about how swimming can make you a stronger runner.
As I sat listening to more about the campaign at their recent launch I realised that I had in fact been swimming (albeit very poorly in lessons) when I achieved my half marathon PB at Brighton Half Marathon in February 2015, and wondered if there was any correlation.
Basically the challenge shows you how to swap 5K on the road for 1K in the pool (40 lengths of a 25m pool), helping runners to become fitter and stronger while enjoying the benefits of a full body workout through swimming. Take a look at this video about the challenge and to find out how I did on my first attempt: