andy’s english channel swim: august 2007


July 17, 2006

Week 2006 07 16

Filed under: swimming training — andy @ 11:29 am

 

  

One month until the beginning of my window of 16-23 August. I visited Dover exactly a year ago, when the photo left above was taken; I would pay good money for conditions like that in a month!

Last week felt good. Finished Friday morning’s 4.5km squad session with 20 x 25m - Murray & Damien swimming relays against me in the squad session; I hope the irrational exuberance doesn’t count against me next week. An easy 3 x 1.5km on Saturday in a coolish (sub-15 degrees) Pavillion, and another easy sea swim on Sunday (the usual 14 degrees) with the usual friends - Andrew, Ram (just back from a 20km swim down the Sea of Galilea), Herda, Melanie, Hester & Motti.

Coincidently, I finished my first sea swim with Hester & Motti 4 years ago (centre photo), and also swam my first Robben Island swim with Hester (photo right). I have not lost any weight since then - probably something to do with all the supplements that I take with & between meals - but I optimistically believe that I have "re-distributed" some of it!