I was fine for most of the swim, but I really felt it towards the end, and last week's swim was still in my arms a bit. Lots of work to do, though.
While I was swimming, I was reviewing my year of training and swimming and am feeling pretty pleased with how things have gone. This year, I have:
- completed a three-person relay crossing (and learned that I'm really better in the water than on it)
- swum around Jersey
- covered 881.6km in training (including multiple 6 hour training swims in a variety of conditions)
I feel like this has set me up well for next year's two key challenges:
- Jersey to France (4-7 July)
- English Channel solo
To get me to those goals, I've already confirmed places on long distance training camps in Malta and Jersey, and have my sights set on multiple weekends in Dover Harbour. All I can do now is stay as well and injury-free as I possibly can, work hard, and try to stay positive. I wonder if I'll be a Channel swimmer this time next year...