Posted: 17/04/2015 at 18:16
Columba, yes, you are correct, I chose to go to that particular surgeon at that sports clinic because I knew he treats athletes. He's right of course but it doesn't stop me sometimes wishing I still could run marathons - I never did New York! I am now working hard on doing shorter and faster, the so-called middle distance, which is actually a half-Ironman, and the "short" or Olympic distance of 1500m swim, 40km cycle and a 10km run. Plus my 6km swim race next month, which is coming on very well, who knows, you may see me in the Channel one day after all!
Incidentally, there's a group of Channel swimmers who wear swim caps with the logo "ferries are for wimps"!