First 6 hr swim
So, tomorrow is my first ever 6 hr swim.
It won't be "channel qualifying" in terms of temps (hard to do down here in the southern USA), but will be chilly for around here standards. Also, I'll be wearing a watch for the GPS track and distance measuring.
I'll have two kayakers, in 3 hr shifts. Turns out it's a big ask to ask a single individual to sit for 6 hrs straight in a kayak with few (if any) pullout locations for potty stops. So, 3 hr shifts it is. We'll do some sort of circle or out/back with my friend's house as home base. Then, while the paddlers swap, I can swim laps of the cove until we're ready to set out again.
This is my replacement event since all of my scheduled events got cancelled due to "the COVID" as my mom describes it.
My personal goal is to get to 10 miles....and, yes, if I get to 6 hrs, and I'm super close to 10, I'm darn well gonna keep swimming even if I have to swim in a blasted circle in front of my friend's lake-beach to get there!
This will be a good test for fueling, chaffing prevention, sun protection, and all that. Air slated to be pleasant for the kayaker, and sunny so they'll be comfortable. Last year at this time, the air was 47 degrees.... we'll have 10 degree warmer at the start and rising to the low 70s. Water will likely be mid-60s.
So, if ya call/text me before 2:00 central time tomorrow............... I'll be swimmin' and call ya back later!