Today was a day of decent training. It started with a nice 12km run through the fields before lunch. It wasn't entirely comfortable though, the ground was still quite frozen which made it a bit hard to run on. Never mind, put in a decent time though doing it in 63 minutes at 70-80% HR Max. I think it is time to retest that though. If the weather is good I may make a trip to the hill on Golf Course Road next weekend and punish myself. Still it is all good base training.
A few hours later my dad arrived back and wanted to go swimming, my calves and Achilles were sore, but never mind off to the pool. A nice 2100m in the pool and I had forgotten those aches and pains. My underwater kick has got quite good, I managed a few lengths of 15m before surfacing, the maximum allowed. Hopefully that will make it easier so I can take a few strokes before needing to breath upon surfacing. I worked on my stroke too, I think I'm bending my arm less, when I concentrate on it it actually feels quite natural. I also had a go at some turn practice again. Not sure the other pool users appreciated it (specifically the woman who got in pushed off doing "front crawl" and after 10m almost came to a halt, it seems the push off was where she got her speed), but what the hell. I put in a few decent turns, hopefully I'll do a proper tumble turn soon.