Diary Of A Double With Antonio Argüelles - Week 3

Diary Of A Double With Antonio Argüelles – Week 3

Sponsored by KAATSU Global, Huntington Beach,California. Diary of a Double documents the year-long journey of Antonio Argüelles who will attempt a 67 km two-way crossing of the English Channel in September 2021. Throughout this journey, Argüelles will describe his pool and open water swimming workouts, preparation, nutrition, dryland training, and coaching for his solo channel swim that was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. This week from his in-laws’ ranch in northern Mexico, Argüelles described Week 3 of his training. Argüelles is an Honor Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame who was completed the Oceans Seven and Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming, and who will be 62 during his crossing in an attempt to break the two-way English Channel crossing record of Rick Seirer at the age of 59 years 351 days (in 29 hours 46 minutes). A two-way crossing is also referred to as a double crossing. Like swimmers around the world over the first part of 2020, Argüelles was locked down in his home and unable to swim during the COVID-19 pandemic. He postponed his attempt and dealt with the disappointment and issues that everyone also has had to face on a personal, logistical, physiological, and psychological basis. It has not been easy – and his success going forward will neither be easy nor guaranteed. “So many things can go wrong in this new world where we now all live,” commented Munatones. “But Antonio will share his journey; the good, the bad, and the difficult.” Open water swimming vernacular for newbies: Accel Gel®: an energy gel specifically designed to deliver rapid energy to working muscles Maxim: sports nutrition that is used by many endurance athletes KAATSU: a modality to help improve recovery and athletic performance Two-way crossing: a solo or relay swim that continues two consecutive times across a channel, lake, river or other body of water under the traditional rules of marathon swimming Double crossing: synonym for two-way crossing English Channel: body of water between the countries of England and France, 33.5 km in a straight-line tangent Channel swimming: swimming between two land masses Oceans Seven: swimming across the English Channel, North Channel, Molokai Channel, Catalina Channel, Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar Dryland training: physical conditioning that a swimmer does out of the water on land that can include cardiovascular, flexibility, and strength activities in order to condition, stretch and strengthen muscles, ligaments and tendons that are used in swimming while building fitness and athleticism Tsugaru Channel: a 19.5 km channel between Honshu and Hokkaido in northern Japan that is part of the Oceans Seven Molokai Channel: a 42 km channel between Molokai Island and Oahu in Hawaii that is part of the Oceans Seven Negative split: the act of swimming the second half of a race, swim or event faster than the first half Diary Of A Double – Week 2 is posted below: Diary Of A Double – The Kickoff, Day One is posted below: Copyright © 2008 – 2020 by World Open Water Swimming Association
Steven Munatones