The 3km Open Water is equivalent to swimming the 1500 freestyle twice in one go. We forgot to look at the result but I assume Madison achieved around 50 minutes for the 3km.
I was proud she finished the course on her first attempt. There is no warm-up, there is no swim down. But I think it is important to keep going.
So Madison went for a 2km swim-down to the Hackney Lido.
Today she wanted to stay in bed but I still think it is important to keep moving so that the aching muscles don’t get stiff.
We went for a walk to Richmond Park.
For the first part we walked through some wooded area the Ham Nature reserve was very similar to Epping Forest, just without the traffic noise in the background.
Just when we arrived at the Richmond Park gate, the sun shone doubly hot directly upon us.
The sun was burning down on us on 30 degrees and it was absolutely parching hot. However the whole peaceful atmosphere with loud grasshopper choirs filling the air achieves an amazing peace of mind.
It is well worth to have a change of scenery and recover out of the pool in good air for a day.