Any Swimmers ?
I am training for a long distance swim in the Ocean 9K anybody done anything similar? and if so any advice would be greatly appreciated
Sorry, I am not a swimmer
Sounds like fun to me!
What kind of swimming background do you have? What kind of distance are you doing for training? Where are you training? Have you done any ocean swimming?
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Don't do it!
Is my initial response, but since it is a huge challenge, and all in a good cause, go for it.
I would advise maybe finding yourself a triathlete club, that will have some of those unbalanced beings who think Ironman is a good idea & fun to do.
They will do ocean swims, they will do ocean swims of distance...maybe not that far but you never know. Tell them what you are up to & why & my guess is you will have a good few training buddies quite quickly, next stop Honolulu...or not.
Good luck anyway.
Oh I forgot...Trifuel has a great forum, similar to this..only not as good of course, worth checking out for clubs, training partners if you join & post.
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