Welcome to an training update from Brophy!
Training has been very intense recently; now back in Bedford I am currently making the most of the facilities that are on offer at Box End Park. Being able to train at the Box End Park lake has been very enjoyable and great for my progress. I have been hidden away in this quiet area training over the summer with the 800 metre lake on offer 4 days a week and the bigger 1600-1800 metre lake once a week. This open water swimming has given me a taste of what it will be like and I have been able to calculate what stage I am in with my training and the speed needed for the channel. Below is a picture of my current training location.
With the days getting shorter and the water temperature getting colder the summer of long open water swimming in lakes is coming to the end. It has been a enjoyable change from the many laps of the same small swimming pool at the start of the year. However, it is an exciting time as with the end of lake swimming brings the start of my fitness programme that will take me to the next level.
As you know Team Brophy has more than just the one event and it’s all about pushing yourself to the max and I’m happy to announce the planned two events in September/October. This includes a 1 mile open water race in Milton Keynes and an Aquathon in October! More details will be released closer to the time.
What better way to end this training blog than a picture of me with one of the Olympic torches that has inspired a generation.