Last minute preparation is an inadvisable way to go about preparing for a 5K swim.
However as I have not really been doing any continuous swims, I thought I’d have to do something. So with the 5k swim on Sunday, my preparation this week has been:
Monday lunchtime: 2k focus on relaxed natural breathing.
Tuesday morning: 2.5k focus relaxed breathing and holding the core.
Tuesday lunchtime: 1k (to top it up).
Wednesday morning: 1.5k holding hips and core.
Friday morning 2.5k super easy slow swim; easy breathing, holding my hips and straight arms. (I could easily have carried on as was sharing Petersfield Open Air Pool with just one other swimmer).
Saturday: will be a rest day
Sunday Evening: will be 5k. It will be interesting to see if the preparation has worked.
I am a certified level 3.0 Total Immersion Swim Coach.