Triathlon – The angry guy in a swimming pool…


I went to the pool yesterday in Braintree.
More triathlon training. Yes, I am ashamed to
say I became one of those angry guys in the
swimming pool. You know the ones in the swim

They look fed up because everyone is going
sooo slow. Dorris in her flowery swim hat
doing breast stroke. A couple of ladies
tutting at me as I pass because I’m making a
few waves.

It was my fault though. It was peak time. I
went back later that evening when it was

4 weeks ago I could only swim 500 meters with
lots of stopping. I was exhausted.

In my head I thought I’d be much better.
Going from Kettlebells to swimming did not
come naturally. I swam like I had kettlebells
tied to my feet!

But like most guys what we can remember doing
and what we can actually do now is very
different. That’s not to say it’s not
achievable because it is, anything is. You
just need to ask for help and do the work

One month ago I made the decision to enter a
triathlon in Vichey, France. Something I’ve
never done before. Am I nervous…yes. Could
I fail…yes. What’s the worse that can
happen (apart from drowning!)?

I got a Triathlon Coach who designed me a
program to get me swimming and running. My
weakest areas. With a month to go and 2
swimming lessons, I’ve done as he’s
asked…to the letter. I’m now swimming 1500m
with time to spare and I have a month to go.

This isn’t me bragging. It’s just to make a

I followed the program. Not my own version or
interpretation. Not what I had time for, I
made time.

That’s why at KB3 we have lots of success
stories. Not just weight loss or getting fit,
but men and women winning medals.

How did they do it? Just followed the plan
and did what they said they were going to do.

If you haven’t got a plan and want one, get in

Russell ‘webbed hands’ Pearcy

About the Author Russell Pearcy

Russell Pearcy has been working as a health and fitness coach for over 25 years helping men and women who feel tired and washed up get back in shape. Russell has also draws upon his experience as an Ironman triathlete to help coach others through this life changing transformation.