Toughen up is the motto of this year.
There are 2 open 3km swimming meets, 2 long-distance meets.
In an interesting new development Chelsea & Westminster and Hackney Aquatics combine a new long-distance time trial on 12. July and on 13. July is the long distance part of the Barking and Dagenham meet.
But what about 800 m freestyle?
We swim in each training session several km and swimming 800 should just feel like a bit of training at the end of the day.
I just can’t understand why some people build up such a big wall of fear between themselves and the 800 freestyle.
Next week Madison is going to sharpen up the breaststroke, a stroke long neglected. We are going to work hard on developing all styles and then the IM will be easier.
Need to get away from the easy 50s and 100s as the main goal.