Location: Kilkenny Watershed, low chlorine pool.
Start time: 9:37 a.m.
Pool length: 25m
Current pool depth of adjustable floor: 2.01 metres
Time to finish first 3k: 53 mins
Worst period: 4th hour
Duration sun actually shone through cloud: <1 minute
Of which front crawl: 18000
With paddles: 6000
Number of lengths: 820
Number of times swimming into wall: 2
Longest break: 5 mins
Number of people who shared the lane with me over the entire swim: 0
Time the pool was empty except me and one lifeguard; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Estimated total stoppage time including intervals: 30 mins
Full Pool evening lights switched on at: 3.50 p.m.
Sunset 16:17 P.M.
Different lifeguards on duty during swim: 3
Finish time: 16:35 p.m.
Elapsed time: Six hours fifty-eight minutes
Time during which nothing interesting happened: Six hours fifty-eight minutes
Estimated actual swim time: Six hours thirty minutes
Average speed: ≈ 3200 metres per hour
Stroke efficiency deterioration ≈ 20%**
Food consumed: One clementine. 500 ml Swimmer’s Smoothie. 2 packets of maltodextrin Go-Sport. 1.5 scoop of Perpetuum
Liquid consumed: ≈ 3 litres
Liquid urinated: at least 4 litres
Calories consumed according to Swimovate watch: ≈ 5,500
Toby’s level of interest: none
** Calculated by increase in average stoke count per length over 25 metres of 4 strokes.
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2 thoughts on “A long training swim in numbers”
Why do it???!!!
Have just got out of the sea (Scotland) FANTASTIC swim for 30 mins. Feel happiest person in the world!
Toby seems like a wise and well read dog.