Preparation for a 10 hour swim…

Alarm clock set to 4 a.m.
2 home-made Solo Bars (560 calories each),
1 ham sandwich,
4 chicken sandwiches,
1 flask of Tomato & pasta soup,
1 flask of coffee,
1.5 litre home-made smoothie,
1/2 litre milk,
4 litres of isotonic drink,
500gr. of grapes,
1 banana,
1 packet recovery drink,
1 small slice of fruit cake,
2 small chocolate bars,
1 packet dextrose,
3 Kendall Mint Cakes,
Ibuprofen,
Peppermint oil capsules (in case of cramps),
2 pairs of goggles,
2 pairs of togs,
2 swim hats,
2 nose clips,
Lanolin, Vaseline & Channel grease,

4 hours sleep.

Oh damn.

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2 thoughts on “Preparation for a 10 hour swim…

  1. Mmmmm tastey, think I’l go and cook my dinner now.
    Hey I met a lady called Naimh today and we swam in the Barrow.

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    • Surprisingly, there’s a good chance I know whom you mean! There’s an Open Water Channel Relay swimmer from over that way. It’s a small enough community, many of us meet each other.

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