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Swimming with box jellies and man o' wars (Read 828 times)


Queen of 3rd Place

    This makes running almost anything seem like a walk in the park. Of course that might also be because I now despise swimming. 

     

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/19/health/diana-nyad-swim/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

    2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division

      Why do you now despise swimming? I'm curious 'cause I just started swimming in a semi-serious fashion.

        Oh man, she's older than me, let alone most RAers.  I wish her the best.

         

        (And ditto on jaybar's question.)

        Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

          Whew, I wish her luck. That's a hell of a long way to swim.

           

          I bet her fingers are all shriveled up.

           

           


          Needs more cowbell!

            I wish my mom could get inspired by Diana and other women of their generation doing amazing things.  My mom is only 5-6 years older than Nyad, but she wrote herself off decades ago.  And now she is suffering the health effects of a sedentary life and feels like she's too old to start anything.  She won't even go for walks. Roll eyesDisapprove

            Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

            '14 Goals:

            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


            day after day sameness

              Hope she goes ahead and pees in the pool and doesn't try to hold it until Florida.

              I've done my best to live the right way; I get up every morning and go to work each day...


              Queen of 3rd Place

                Why do you now despise swimming? I'm curious 'cause I just started swimming in a semi-serious fashion.

                 

                Despise might be a bit strong. I was on the swim team in college, but tried to get back at it a few years ago and just could never seem to get my rhythm back. Then entered a tri and really hated getting kicked around. Running has just clicked for me.

                 

                Give it a chance, several people told me it takes months to develop decent enough swimming form to enjoy it.

                2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division


                Queen of 3rd Place

                  2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division

                    Be sure to watch the video - you can hear her sing in the water. Smile

                     

                    For her breaks, is she allowed to board the boat?

                    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                    Fast is better than long

                      Be sure to watch the video - you can hear her sing in the water. Smile

                       

                      For her breaks, is she allowed to board the boat?

                       

                      From second news story...

                      It is Nyad's third attempt to complete the swim in less than a year. For the record to count, she is not allowed to touch or be touched by any of the support crews or vessels. She is also not allowed to sleep while trying to make the swim.

                       

                      Ok, sleeping while swimming? I say if she can survive it let her try.

                      2014 Goals: 2500 miles / sub 2 800m / 4:30 mile / sub 16:30 5K


                      Give a man a fire and he'll be warm the rest of the night;
                      Set a man afire and he'll be warm the rest of his life.

                      What in the Jehu?

                      vegefrog


                        It would be so creepy swimming out there at night...

                         

                        I can't believe she is trying again! I hope she makes it this time.


                        I'm back!

                          http://www.diananyad.com

                           

                          Wasn't this supposed to take ~60 hours? She is already 54 hours in, and less than halfway there.

                            Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                            I'm back!

                              Damn. :-(

                              vegefrog


                                Too bad.

                                 

                                Seems like that is just not in the cards for her.

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