Well, last week shot by. Following my discovery that Mark Robson was busy doing 27Km a week compared to my measly 16Km, I raised my game. Last week I managed 1075 lengths in a 25m pool, so that’s 26.75Km. A much better looking total, and thankfully my trusty arms are feeling good rather than sore as a result. On Thursday, I did 250 lengths in one go, which felt great.
My next target is to get to 350 lengths (8500m), which is a quarter of the channel (admittedly easier though, without tides, waves, wind and jellyfish!!). I reckon I’ll take that challenge on Friday.
Speaking of Mark, I’m very much looking forward to my first outing into open water this Wednesday at Ellerton Park. I just hope that I don’t screech too loud when I get in. I’ll try to be dignified and scream silently on the inside. It’ll be great practise for Dover this weekend!
On Wednesday we had the Yorkshire Evening Post over for an interview about my progress and they’ve taken the best photo ever of Archie – he’s laughing his head off and the photographer (Tony) has captured him brilliantly. All being well, it’ll be in the paper sometime this week.
Take care & just keep swimming!