My training plan, right, shows how quickly I now have to start ramping up the mileage (or KMage to be precise). As the months progress, I am soon going to find that I'm one of the few people in the UK who think the summer is approaching too rapidly. Whilst some days I can knock out long swims, on others I cannot access a pool at all, due to work/travel commitments. The challenge is complex.
My next goal is for an 8 km straight swim. Within a few months I need to be achieving 20 km+ each week, balancing training, work, travel and family life.
2014, 'The Year of the Swim' is going to prove one of the toughest of my life!