The triathlon training blog of Phil Barnes

Triathlon Confessions. Part 1: Swimming

I've completed six triathlons, and an Aquathlon, in the last 3 years. Although I'm a fairly comfortable swimmer, in every race there was a point, during the swim, when I questioned what the hell I was doing. Every swim, has had a low point. A very low, low point. During every swim, I have wanted to pack it in and call it quits. But. Somehow, that feeling went away. Most times at "the turnaround", other times, when I finally hit land. And then, for me, my favourite part of triathlon happens. T1.