I was exhausted but happy – 57.79 secs of extreme effort had resulted in me smashing finally that 1 minute barrier for 100 metres freestyle swim. My start was sharp, my turns were fast and furious, I was beating my arch rival in the next lane and I swam in hard. I knew I had done it – and my disappointment of missing out by getting 1:00:06 earlier this year was a dim and distant memory now. What joy!
This was indeed a great performance and really had been won before the race because the mind preparation was good.
OK – I have to come clean – (more…)