Paul Lundgren Sea of Cortez Swim 2012
edited November 2013 in Cheering Section
Sometime in the next few days, forum member @Pablo will attempt to swim 76 miles across the Sea of Cortez. Paul will be swimming according to the traditional rules of marathon swimming, and will not be wearing anything to protect himself from sun exposure or jellyfish stings.
Swim, Paul, Swim!
Swim, Paul, Swim!
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.
All the best wishes to @Pablo and @Jamie from the eastern side of the Pond.
Bold and exciting!
...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
(Note: the distance is calculated as a straight line from the starting point. The actual distance traveled is larger because his course has been somewhat meandering.)
Rest up, Paul!
Wishing you a speedy recovery from the effort, Paul!
I'm not very popular around here; but I've heard that I'm huge in Edinburgh!
Here is a little video Vito Bialla made. I’m embarrassed how low my legs dropped, but I found it relaxing to completely let go of my kick. http://gallery.me.com/vitobialla/100194
As far as training goes I think I nailed it. I got out of the water as if I swam a hard early morning masters swim. By afternoon I was ready for a double.
The jelly fish were there but my gu seemed to work. The problem was I didn’t make enough. By the second day I would have been dry and the Sun and jelly fish would have been a big problem. I haven’t yet analyzed my nutrition, but I ate something at around 12 hours that didn’t settle well with me. It basically shut down my stomach from hour 13 to hour 17. I came out of it ok, but it took a hard tool. That was a big concern going into the second day. I think one more 24 hour training swim would answer some questions. I would like to try it with less food and stick strictly to UCAN.
This blog summarizes my thoughts following the swim. http://www.firstsoloswimseaofcortez.com/3/myblog.htm