On the surface, Lurz took a weekend off of his intense training. With only 53 days left until the upcoming Olympic Marathon Swimming 10km on August 10th in the Serpentine, a weekend trip to England seems a bit out of character. But on a more profound level, racing a mile is just part of his comprehensive preparation to leave no stone unturned in his quest for Olympic gold.
On the surface, he told Anglia News, “The [Great East Swim] was really nice, the weather was good, the conditions were perfect so it was nice to race and be a part of the race.”
Like Oberson with her own Olympic planning, Lurz was able to experience the variable British weather, enjoy the local foods and get in a fast race-pace mile against some professional competition. He was also able to face the pressure of winning, fine-tune his navigational skills in a new course, and experience a crowded start – all good reasons to head towards Alton Water Park in Suffolk for the weekend.
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