On Monday I’m off down to Kent to wait for my channel relay, so this morning’s swim was my last training swim ahead of that.
I did a series of drills (to keep my stroke in good order) and then a gentle 1km to total 2,850m.
However, the best bit about today’s swim was the chat with the other swimmers and letting them know about next week’s channel relay. Having done a relay before (and lots of other open water swimming) next week’s swim, while exciting, doesn’t seem that big a deal. But to the pool swimmers it’s a big challenge and they were excited and very supportive of me. It was lovely to chat to them and to see it through other people’s eyes.
Having said all of that, I am excited and I am looking forward to it. I am aware and respectful of the challenge ahead, but I’m also confident in my training and fitness.
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