As I was standing on the end of the pool this morning a passer by started to chat like they often do. He remarked noticing that the squad numbers were down on what he had seen before.
I explained to him that this is the quietest time of year for all clubs, mid winter is a time when many take the opportunity to have a few sleep ins. I can’t blame them really, it takes a strong goal to get you out of bed for training on a rainy, wet winter morning. But this is the time of year when you have an opportunity do refine technique and correct a few of the little things that were not up to standard last season.
I also pointed out to him that at this moment we have one club member in France cycling the alps, another in the USA having just raced last weekend. We have four club members in Germany following the Roth race last weekend. We have one regular consistent trainer away for a week in the country with her family. Then we have a bunch who just can’t get out of bed.