Today a long, free swim in Viglia, until Meri’s well and back.
Weather was windy, 4 Beaufort from SW. I was actually faster on the way back than on the way out, though it didn’t feel like it.
I actually got a little cold on the way back, and hit a wall of fatigue about one third of the way on the swim back. There was a strong current pushing out to sea, and for a while I struggled to get closer to shore. On the positive side, my breathing was fine, I never really ran out of breath.
I went swimming also in the last couple of days, without GPS.
Yesterday a snorkel in Falasarna to the shallow rock a few hundred metres from shore, and the day before yesterday a short swim in Korfalonas with Giulia, Sofia and the French cyclists Greta and Romain.
Total distance: 3.52 km
Average speed: 2.79 km/h
Total time: 01:17:40
Download file: Swim-Viglia-Short160618.gpx
Here I tested coming out of the water halfway through the swim, to test for the Porosea race.
Total distance: 1.78 km
Average speed: 2.84 km/h
Total time: 00:38:43
Download file: Swim-Korfalonas-Hop-Short060618.gpx
This is my typical swim in Kissamos.
Start from the beach next to Kissamos stadium, go East along the coast, come back to starting point.
This was my second swim after a chest infection which stopped me for 10 days, and my last longish swim before the Porosea 3km race on the next Saturday.
Total distance: 3.19 km
Average speed: 2.75 km/h
Total time: 01:12:07
Download file: Swim-Kissamos-Convalescent-Short050618.gpx
This is my first real swim after my chest infection was almost gone. I took it very easy, and still found it hard to breathe. With Fiona.
On the way back we saw a female turtle, and followed it for a little while doing breast stroke.
Total distance: 1.66 km
Average speed: 2.78 km/h
Total time: 00:41:48
Download file: Swim-Kissamos-Convalescent-Short040618.gpx
Just a short attempt at swimming in really choppy sea. I also have a bad sore throat. Couldn’t see anything in the sea, so went back very soon.
Total distance: 0.37 km
Average speed: 2.41 km/h
Total time: 00:10:27
Download file: Swim-Viglia-Choppy290518.gpx
A fairly typical swim in Kissamos, training for the Porosea 3km swimming race in June.
Sea temperature is warm enough to go for long distances without any neoprene.
Total distance: 1.59 km
Average speed: 2.85 km/h
Total time: 00:36:30
Download file: Swim-Kissamos-Short250518.gpx
A swim in Mythimna, with Fiona on the kayak following me.
We tested the camera attachment to the kayak, which worked, so Fiona filmed me swimming almost all the way.
The kayak also had the GPS, so I didn’t drag the buoy on this swim. The sea was kind of wavy and it was windy though.
Total distance: 1.94 km
Average speed: 2.90 km/h
Total time: 00:42:25
Download file: Swim-Mythimna-NoBuoy-Short190518.gpx
A free swim in Mythimna before the beach volleyball.
Total distance: 1.34 km
Average speed: 2.68 km/h
Total time: 00:34:16
Download file: Swim-Mythimna-Short160518.gpx
A free swim in Kissamos.
Total distance: 1.75 km
Average speed: 2.75 km/h
Total time: 00:40:39
Download file: Swim-Kissamos-Short150518.gpx
A short, free swim at Meri’s well
Total distance: 0.78 km
Average speed: 2.71 km/h
Total time: 00:19:27
Download file: Swim-TouMeri-Short040518.gpx