So we swam in the Thames. I swam in a wetsuit, Mr TOTKat swam in a tri-suit. I ruined my shoulders. Every single stroke felt like I was pulling against a resistance band across my shoulder and after 75 minutes of that at a pretty constant rate, my shoulders are utterly wrecked. They started aching not long after the swim and got worse throughout the afternoon and evening to the point where I couldn't dress myself this morning, or wash or brush my hair. I've got on a zip-front top as that was least painful to put on. So I'm working from home today, I can't go in to work looking like this; dragged through a hedge backwards and in a track-suit effectively.
Race report next.