After swimming until 10pm last night, I waited until the midday swimming session today for my #AspireChannelSwim. It was a quiet session, which I much prefer.
The swims seem to be getting harder now, not easier. Whereas I’ve always been able to step up the time or distance I was attempting each week, this week I’ve dialled it back to 1 hr a day but it’s as hard last week’s 1½ hr per day. Still, I managed another 100-length swim in that hour today, so my pace is still at the upper end of where it has been.
I think the increased pace is a result of my evolving technique. I’m using a slower stroke pace but maximising the amount of my hand and forearm that pushes on the water and the distance it does so for.