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Great racing last week at the London Aquatics Centre. My results were very encouraging after such a strange year, full of change. Day 1, I raced the 400 free, getting a new lifetime best in the heat, a massive time drop. This gave me a great lane in the Open final where I bettered my heat time, so another lifetime best! Day 2 was the 800 free where I raced a lifetime best, making me the 4th fastest 19 yr male ever on British Swimming rankings, to race this event. 2 days off then, where I had to stay in my room after practice swims, even to eat. It's a challenge then not to over think the next race. The last evening, I finished off with the 1500 free, just outside my PB, but a season's best. Lots to build on now in the next big block of training.
It is good to be back racing!
Today I did my first 10k road race.at Mallory Park. It is good to feel the rush of racing adrenaline again and I can't wait for the season to properly start.
After a few weeks off of rest and recovery I’m now back in the gym and on the track preparing for next season! Have a weeks training camp from Monday onwards to get my body prepared for summer off season training!
Exciting news, it looks like racing can begin again soon with the first race in May in Wales. Training in the pool can also restart on the 12th. I've enjoyed lots of cycling while the running injury is still a problem. It does seem to be gradually improving but I am a long way off my running peak at the moment. Thank you for your support over the past year .It has helped me buy new kit as I have grown another few inches.
I have continued my daily zoom training sessions with my coach to work on my fitness. I am
looking forward to being back on court on the 12th April.
I have been lucky to have a really strong period of training. Last Saturday, I did a 2000m test on the rowing machine and got a new PB! I was really pleased that all the hard training I have been doing whilst in lockdown paid off! Especially considering I had only been doing proper training sessions on the rowing machine for three weeks, after having nearly four months training on a turbo trainer twice a day due to a rib stress fracture. This week I have been able to get back out in my single and it is so lovely to get back out on the water! My coach and I are really happy with my training at the minute and are very excited for upcoming racing, in particular the trials for the U23 World Championships, in late May.