Down But Not Out

tides-uhoh.jpgI’ve been quite quiet lately. Nothing like a bout of step throat back-to-back with some other heinous virus to derail your training for 10 days. I was able to get in the pool off and on. I felt terrible, but I was motivated by the thought that 2 weeks off would be a major set back in preparations. Neal always keeps me accountable. In fact he dragged me into the pool on Friday for a 10k workout. We took it slow and steady, and it felt good. I wasn’t nearly as sore as I anticipated after time off. Special thanks to all of you who have emailed me wondering where in the heck I’ve been, especially Mark Robson. He has just posted the following picture on his blog. This picture actually depicts the start of an open water swim in Cork Ireland, but to me it may as well be Dover. Doesn’t it look like fun?

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  1. Hey!
    thanks for the mention. I was wondering what had happened. I hope you two have managed the Marcy workout, the 18 km one? I have no idea how you are planning to hold onto any fat whatsoever after the ride before entering the water in your speedos? I find it hard enough trying to maintain weight when just swimming let alone riding too, i am getting a little stressed about not gaining enough fat. Training is ok though. The river is down to 1degree C and the surface was frozen yesterday, the sea is around 6 degrees and should bottom out in the next two weeks before the steady climb back up to 15C. Stay in touch and keep plugging away.
    best.. Mark