As with everything, training has to fit in around work and family.... and in my case, moving house!
I had planned today's four hour swim from Monday, based on the need to return home to sign the house contracts. So it is purely coincidental that today also happens to be glorious sunshine, with predicted temperatures in London of 28 degrees C.
That will have its good and bad points.
It's bad, because I simply cannot expect the sun to be that warm next year, nor the water as pleasant and calm as it will be today. Also, there is a good chance the pond will be crowded (though as the kids are back at school, maybe not?)
But hey, the Channel swim is a while off, and I have winter to endure yet, so I may as well enjoy the sun whilst it lasts. Four hours is still going to be a long time, sunny or not!
It will be the furthest and the longest I have ever swum for....
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