just a short post, and first of all, I'd like to express my utmost respect for anyone training for multi sport events. Mine coming up in June is my first event, and has completely changed my sense of perspective as to how fit you need to be, and also, the dedication required to achieve that.
I was training on my own with a good measure of learning from books, the internet (youtube has been great regards technique) and others that have competed in multi sports events, and had pushed myself as far as I thought possible. But, now having joined Windrush, I realise that I was way off. I've now had 2 swim sessions, coached and un-coached, and it's been a real awakening in my approach to training. Training drills, over simply mindlessly swimming lengths, and the cold water session at Brockwell Lido last Saturday was a monumental challenge. It's strengthened my mental state and now I now how cold water feels, how difficult it is to swim when your body is burning through all the energy reserves just to keep warm, and just how important breathing correctly helps relax you into the zone.
The bottom line, for me, is by pushing myself physically and mentally, I have never been so focused, confident or as fit as I am now, and it's great!
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