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Back in San Francisco.. and the shoulder is stronger!

Back in San Francisco.. and the shoulder...

  The shoulder is getting better!! Although, I am incredibly careful with it and now limit the amount of ‘paddle work’ that I do. I have managed 20km in the last 3 days, slowly returning to normal. Today was a 2 hour swim, which was meant to be with equipment but the wind was blustery and prevented me from really using my toys. I ended up doing a few coves and practising ‘sighting’ along with breathing.. yes breathing air and not… water!!   All in all a good day. 7Km more tomorrow in the USF pool.. plus a little dip if there is...
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Lesson learnt!

Lesson learnt!

Back in San Francisco and the training has commenced again after a fun filled two weeks of masquerading as a ‘pin cushion’ at the hands of Siân Baker, physiotherapist and ‘healer of Hampton’, London. It has been frustrating and I have learnt my lesson. I made a common mistake at this stage and was concentrating on the mileage and intensity of my workouts, set to top 50km that week, at the expense of stretching and yoga for middle aged men.   I managed to swim for two and a half hours yesterday and although, slightly delicate the shoulder is stronger! Thank goodness.....
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“Publicity !! Fame.. lights.. action…..”

“Publicity !! Fame.. lights.. acti...

Dear friends, I have made it on to the ‘Free The Children’ website, how amazing. After struggling slowly back from the shoulder injury which is getting better, I needed this boost. http://www.freethechildren.com/2013/08/gary-bruce-swims-the-english-channel-for-change/ Free The Children as you know is my nominated charity. Why? Free The Children believe that young people have the power to change the world. And they are so right. Youth can break barriers that would otherwise prevent them from achieving their fullest potential. “to achieve their fullest...
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This is part of it .. right?!!

This is part of it .. right?!!

The shoulder is not fixed and the therapy goes on.  I have to say I have been trying to be adult and rest. Fear not all you gracious people that have sponsored me hoping to see me suffer in September, you Romans will get value for money… Lol.. Although, Mr John Jenkins (Select boat crew and chief holder of hand) wanted to insert the needles.. Miracle worker Sian would not allow it…. thank goodness!!   I have got to say amazing. And tomorrow is review day.. hopefully followed by a test swim. Hurrrrrah...