I came away from it last year after my shoulder rebelled and stayed that way for 4 mths, and once that had started to work again I put myself through a general conditioning/strengthening program for the last few months to try and set myself up for this year.
This year then with the Outlaw Half ahead I returned to where I was before my shoulder injury - the 25m/50m then gasping for air stage and feeling utterly frustrated by it.
I took a chance and tried joining the local tri swim group, luckily they were very welcoming so that's cool, and I've signed up for a small Swimathon in April just to add a little extra target.
After a couple of really rubbish swims this week I focussed again on being tall in the water and also increased the amount of rotation yesterday, and saw some significant improvement in forward drive and quality of breathing. Fingers crossed I can recapture that today and build on it.
Visor Hofmeister bear x2 Red Stripe Justplodon Doner Kebab IronBanksy Budjude Crooky-IronKnee Uncharted Waters Flat Footed JPGoodboy Lithium-Dude Button Mushroom IGIT Red dog chris Bristolsparks The Dawn Shadow
List of willing volunteers Barley Sherpa Dave Frags (+ No1 son) Jen Hart Tea Pot One (Bacon sandwich Queen) Rocco Allsortss Podds? Pingu Bristolsparks missus? Button Mushroom missus (+2 Mini Pirates) Cougie & Mrs C Bobs Your Father? Mrs Cheggers & 2 Cheggers children Paperwife and Paperboy Iron Little Sis Ferret Dawn Shadow (trained to cook bacon by Tea Pot One) & Mrs Dawn Shadow