I'm a firm believer in the importance of 'conditioning' for any sort of endurance sport, which means conditioning the body and mind to be able to endure tough conditions for longer periods of time through extended exposure to stressful environmental conditions.
These conditions occur naturally and especially frequently here in the UK... You know... Howling wind, sheets of rain, cold, large waves, currents, froth, rips, sand blasting and so on. Even in the height of a British summer!
With regards to sea swimming, either for personal pleasure, or for events like IronMan triathlon, or endurance swimming, replicating these 'stressful conditions' would include:
- Training in as wide a variety of weather and sea conditions as possible
- Training on a yea...