Longest training session to date completed today . New all time record. 8 hrs.
Link to Facebook page for video...http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151029072816809
The summary: mainly good, some highs and lows, nothing hurts too much. Very tired though, in energy terms it was like running two back-to-back marathons - I will sleep well tonight.
The Stats: 8 hrs, 6 minutes.
Calories out = 6348 (c. 800/hr, about the same as a light - moderate jogging pace).
Calories in = 1360 (4 bananas, 4 crunchy bars and a bit of chocolate. Not enough).
Deficit = 4988 Cals
1 g of body fat = 9 Cals, so if this deficit is true I will have lost 0.5 kg of body fat on this session and this could mean up to 3 kg on the 48 crossing, although I hope carb drinks (not used today) will help pump in more calories.
Steps taken = c 31, 500
Height climbed (in wheel) = c14, 500 ft
Distance walked (in wheel) = c 12 miles
The bad bits:
"Man chaffing" started at about seven and a half hours in. I should know better, but thinking I "only" had half an hour remaining, I did nothing about it. Now I am suffering the consequences. I expect the chaffing problems to be worse in the salty sea air. Hmmm. Body Lube or Vaseline?
"Wobbliness" set in at about five hours in, same as the last training session. I managed to fight it until the end of the session, but it is a worry. It is a bit like being on one of those fairground rides, where you walk thought a rotating tunnel and end up losing your balance. I am hoping that this effect is more easily felt on a static training rig - as I haven't felt in during the sea trails.
Overall, very pleased...8 hrs is 1/6 of the expected crossing time.... and now looking forward to the longer training sessions still to come!