Nilan Bhattacharya

Balmoral 1km Swim 2019

Weekly progress

Week 1 (Thu, 14 Feb, Sat, 16 Feb)

What was I thinking?  Pool session was difficult.  I finished the first 2 x 50, i.e., 2 lengths of the pool.  The second and third set of laps was difficult.

Saturday pool session:

I had to leave at 7.00 am to commute to Balmoral beach.  It was a beautiful sunny day.  The beach is great for swimming.  This might have lulled me into being hopeful?

We swam to the buoys - apparently 25 m one way.  I struggled and took breaks by swimming breast stroke.

What was I thinking!?

Week 2 (Thu, 21 Feb, Sat, 23 Feb)

Pool session included a few 25 m x 2.  Then a few 50 m x 2.  Again struggling.

I joined a gym.  This week I focused on spinning/cycling.

Can I really do this?

The rest of the week the weather was cold and rainy.  On Saturday morning I had to wear a sweat.  Of course, it wasn't the cold which was a problem.  It's the swimming!!!

We swam three sessions of 100 m each.  It seemed like much more.

I can't avoid fund raising anymore.  

Week 3 (Thu, 28 Feb, Sat, 2 Mar)

This is for real.  I took at look at the training program given by Cantoo.

I continue cardio sessions in the gym.

In the pool, I was able to swim 200 m comfortably.  

Still not sure why the ocean swim is more of a struggle.  We swam a bit further in the ocean.  The distance seems more than we are told.

Week 4 (Thu, 7 Mar, Sat, 9 Mar)

Pool session included swimming, 50, 100, 150, 100, 50.  I think I did 50, 100, 50.

Ocean session was swimming a bigger loop

Week 5 (Thu, 14 Mar, Sat, 16 Mar)

Pool sessions included 200 m warm up.  Few drills - 200 m.  Benchmark involved swimming for 15 mins - 500 m.

Saturday was cold and blustery.  The water temperature was fine.  Water was choppy.  We swam loops of 300 m. I did 3 loops.

 

 

I'm supporting cancer research and prevention with Can Too Foundation.

I signed up for a 1 km ocean swim. 

I need your support and donations.  

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The Can Too Foundation provides professionally coached training programs for participants – of any fitness level – to run, swim and cycle their way to a healthier lifestyle and a cancer-free world.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This means that potentially someone we love may have to battle cancer, and that’s a statistic that needs to change.

In return, I am raising valuable funds that go towards innovation in the prevention, care, and control of cancer. Since 2005, Can Too Foundation have trained over 15,000 participants, raised over $20,000,000 to invest in 158 one-year cancer research grants.

Thank you for your support!

 

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Cantoo list of researchers: https://www.cantoo.org.au/cancer-research

 

 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$250

Arun Bhattacharya

Sorry for the delay - my surgery got in the way. Great cause! Godspeed!

$208

Ashis Bhattacharya

All the best

$104

Deepak Bhonagiri

$104

Reema Bhattacharya Psychotherapist Llc

Vijayi Bhav!!

$101

Nilan-jan

Can Too is a great cause. As part of the program, they have created a very supportive community. I'd like to contribute to their cause.

$100

Ajay Walgude

Keep up the great work Nilanjan

$52

Manoj Kulkarni

All the best, bud! Great cause.

$31.20

Rajesh Gujarati

Good luck old buddy!

$31.20

Shirish

Keep it up

$31.20

Vivek Mishra

Please keep in touch. Good Luck!!!

$25

Ved Dubey

Best of luck Nilanjan. It feels good to learn that you are participating and raising funds for such a great cause.

$20.80

Ayon Bhattacharya

This is really awesome. Get after it!

$20.80

Parimal Dandekar

Good luck

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