andy’s english channel swim: august 2007


September 2, 2007

2007 09 02 19h00

Filed under: Channel swim 2007 — andy @ 7:12 pm

No swim Monday.

Wind is now 20 mph SW & ugly sea - the same wind that pushed me halfway into the North Sea last year. The locals are all confident "looks good for Tuesday."

Starting to get ratty now - logistics like accommodation & plane tickets start to intrude. 

 

Afternoon swim at Shakespeare beach; white cliffs of Dover in the background.

2007 09 02 Sunday

Filed under: swimming training — andy @ 7:10 pm

Daily routine looks as follows:

09h30 Dover Leisure centre (25m pool 28 degrees)

  • 500m warmup
  • 2 x 50m 45 sec 15 sec recovery
  • 1 x 100m 1m20sec 40 sec recovery
  • repeat x 5 = 1.5km

16h40 Shakespeare beach (where most channel swims start)

  • 1km straight easy - spending time in uneven water - the harbour is too protected.