I’m at studio now, trying to get my head around some technical issues for a mobile phone piece I’m working on. Its not going well. All i can think about is swimming. I didn’t swim today, though. I took advice and chose to rest. Active rest = studio work
Anyway, I should go home soon, to eat, and sleep.
I’ve been saying that for hours. Must go home.
Now its dark.
Anyway, before i go..
I was just reading an earlier post Good Swim (26/03/16) where i write a few words about feeling. What it means to feel the water.
Feeling, I should point out, is how I interface and manage my connection with the water. (I’m probably stating the obvious, but I think its better to state the obvious than to overlook it. )
Feeling, physical contact and motion, is a feedback process essential for self assessment and correction of stroke in relation to changing conditions of body, mind and environment.
The sense of touch is necessary to monitor body position in the water.
I’m just remembering the long sea swims I did in 2012 in Folkestone. It was cold. Very cold. I had to remember to wriggle my fingers and my toes to stop them going numb.
They did go numb, though and there were times when my mind would drift away and i would lose my sense of time, place and direction
There. I’ve said it
*Need sleep and eat now, back to training tomorrow!