In the past few weeks I have the pleasure of two visits to Spain. The first trip in early May was for a training camp in Torremolinos with the Nova team. We trained hard for 10 days, swimming in an outdoor, long course pool (50m rather than the usual 25m) but it was so worth it to see a bit of sunshine…. seriously what is it with our weather at the moment?!
The second was to compete in the first leg of the Mare Nostram tour with the British Swimming team, which took place in Barcelona over the Jubilee weekend.
It felt great to race again and I was thrilled to win the 800m and be awarded top girl! The best thing for me though was swimming a time under 8mins 20secs, I didn’t rest down for the event so doing 8.19 during hard training is very re-assuring!
I’m back home in the UK now until the Olympics so lots of hard work lies ahead. I’m trying not to think about it too much at the moment and thankfully my family are keeping me busy with bridesmaid duties (my sister Laura gets married next year) and lots of meals out!
PS. Don’t forget it’s Father’s Day tomorrow! My parents came out to support me in Barcelona so I at least owe my dad dinner ;-)