02/06/2016 by Carl Reynolds
A holiday and a training camp. I had planned to do 36km of swimming and 20km of running. I did 40.5km of swimming and 13km of running…I prefer swimming! We went on a bucket trip – flight and accommodation all in. Close to a beach, bus stop, supermarket and pool.
Daily swim schedule was roughly – one swim over an hour along the coast; two of a mile or so; some drills. Best day was 7.2km, shortest days were the day we arrived and left. And in between we ate lovely food at street vendors and a lovely taverna called Jasteri in Troulos; read one trashy sci-fi, got well into The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon (fantastic, enthralling and engrossing. I can only read a chapter at a time, as it fills me with emotion and imagery.); played Pasur; slept and got occasionally pissed.
All in all about half the price of going on a guided swimming holiday. The water is current free; stick to the coast for easy get outs and amazing underwater rock formations, sea grass beds and shoals; tug a butt bouy behind you; and wear a bright swim cap.
Note how I am the only swimmer!