Many times over the past few years – since I have become a father – I have taken extended breaks from swimming. Returning to swimming from such breaks is never easy. First one must recover the fitness lost. Then the feel for the water.

This time I have done quite a lot of work on the concept2 while I was on my sabbatical from swimming. As a result, the return to swimming was exceptionally easy. In only 10,000m I feel that I am swimming properly and last night put together a difficult set without any significant fade in pace.

Rowing helps.
But I believe it.

In addition to last night’s swim I did a quick 35 minute Turbo set. High/low power.