Guest Blog: Matt Whorwood – Countdown to the Paralympic Games
It is now less than 50 days until I will be behind the block in the aquatics centre. And oh my, ‘time flying by’ is a massive understatement! On the scoreboard at my training centre, Wales National Pool Swansea, Wales, has been a countdown to the Olympic Games and you can certainly see how months turn to weeks, weeks turn to days and days turn to hours.
It was only last week I received my kit which made the whole thing begin to feel very real indeed. Two large suitcases full of tops and trousers, hats and socks and all sorts. I am very much looking forward to wearing it proud alongside my fellow athletes and team staff in August.
My training is going well. Still up at the crack of dawn and thanks to my car getting me there in good time and in a ready state, I am making good progress. As I get closer to the games themselves my training will adapt slightly to take full advantage of the fitness I built up earlier in the season and turn it into speed… Well that’s the plan anyway!