That’s definitely my problem. But it’s largely a case of aerobic capability. I’ve never felt comfortable before upping the stroke rate too much as I just fatigue too quickly. I think I’ve built enough of a swim base this summer to try and attack things a bit more. My last OW swim showed that where I wasn’t too far off some early summer wetsuit times, but this time I’d done it just in a swimskin.
The water in Nice is quite choppy. I’m going to see what happens if I push it harder here. Hopefully I don’t drown!