Wild swimming seems to have had a surge in popularity during lockdown with many more people are giving it a go as leisure pools are closed and nature offers the best solutions as our natural outdoor playground. A lot of what I learned served to remind me how to swim whilst staying safe and the science confirmed what I know myself about feeling good after having a dip. I hope that this blog might inspire you to give it a go too, so here is my blog about wild swimming in winter, why it is good for you and how to cope with the cold!
At the weekend when it is bright and chilly I love to run up a hill or get out on my mountain bike still and I still go swimming on a Sunday morning at the beach But in the wet, windy and in Scotland what we call ‘dreich’ weather I feel much less like getting out there. So I do have my road bike set up in the hall on the turbo trainer, I tend to do more yoga following online tutorials and if the gym is open I will go to a spin class. But what do the experts recommend and what are the best tips for training through winter, especially this year with lockdown stopping us meeting up for group activities and most of us finding the gyms are closed again? And how can we keep ourselves in peak performance and ready for a better 2021?