Ive enjoyed training again, Ive enjoyed pushing myself in the pool and Ill keep on swimming until I feel I cannot get any more out of myself.
By: Ian Thorpe
Im more comfortable knowing that, chances are, Im going to fail at this. Ive become comfortable with that.
Im disappointed that I really havent been able to race in a way that is reflective of the amount of work that I have done and how I have trained. But I dont regret giving this a go.
When I started this I wanted to get back in the pool, I wanted to race and I wanted to go to the Olympics. I still want to do all of those things.
Ive missed out on a huge goal but the desire is still there.
I think now Ill probably take a few days off and enjoy the competition and then sit down with a few people and work out what is next, work out what the next preparation will be and what competition will be next.
Compared to how I have raced before and how I have competed, the success that I have had, this does look like doom compared to it.
Remember to do the things you enjoy away from swimming, regularly.
Ill go for broke. Swim faster. Its not going to be easy - this whole thing was never going to be easy.
The fairytale has turned into a nightmare.
I think its better to attempt something and fail than it is to not even attempt it, so Im glad that Ive been prepared to put myself on the line there.
I thought I could, and thought I would, swim a lot quicker - much quicker.
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