Going for Olympic Gold means adapting an INTENSE training schedule, I am up against the best swimmers in the world! My training schedule involves swimming 9 sessions per week, 2 hours long each and covering +-80-90km. I then do altitude spinning training 2 x times per week, 1 hour long each. Training in a pool daily is mentally challenging as well as physically as you not taking any “scenic routes”, its a matter of staring at a black line for two hours whilst completing the set for that session – you have to constantly remind yourself why you are doing this and keep your head in the game. I will leave for Rio on the 30th of July whereby my training then starts in Rio up until race day. The open water swimming event is 10km and taking place in the sea. I average about 1,50hours doing a 10km race. The conditions on the day is what is going to determine the best in the pack and who gets the winning spot, I do prefer the rougher sea water.
Chad’s campaign will cover the cost of 1 x specialized equipment for a year as well as 1 x physical therapist.
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