Evan took my Catalina Channel data and uploaded it to the Marathon Swimming Federation website. I encourage you to check out the map and the stats page. The track indicates I swam 32km at an average pace of 2.9 km/hr. With slow feeds, some relaxation time in the water, and a painful finish, I am very happy with that outcome. Many of you know I am a sucker for data. Well, here is my speed data:
Note those points at about mid-way through the Channel? I was almost still (i.e., NOT moving very quickly) for three out of four of those data points (40 minutes). Also, you can see the finish took some time. I wasn't moving very quickly over the rocks at the end either. Just as I described in my recap, dragging my legs caused me to slow down BUT allowed me to save energy for the final push. Also, I am fully recovered from the swim so BRING ON THE EC!
OK, off the computer to finish packing. Thanks.