29th July 2007: Dover Training

Once again I didn't summon up the motivation for pool, but it doesn't seem as important as it used to.  It was two 6 hour swims again this weekend.  My shoulders were a bit sore on Saturday, but nothing that I couldn't ignore.  The swim felt so good that I sprinted the last 15 minutes!!

On Saturday Freda said that she would get me as ready as possible so that I could swim when I get back from holiday.  On Sunday she asked if I would like to swim before my holiday, I said yes.  At the end of the swim Freda waved her at me and said three words I never thought I'd hear her say 'You are ready'!  She said that the weather looks good during the week so I should wait for the call.  She hoped to get me away early enough that I could recover for the holiday. 

Feeding time

Feeding time

She also asked if I felt ready - I don't think I will ever feel like I've done enough, so I need to trust in the training and go for it.

All I need to do is get my shoulders recovered as right now they are very sore, the pain during the swim today was the worst that it has been, although Ibuprofen did seem to be effective.