Varie Foto Gallerie su Venezia e dintorni > http://www.gsx1.com/PHOTOS/ (mostly) Public domain photos about Venice and surroundings
Some great cold swimming resources:
Polar Bear Club
Hypothermia during sports swimming in water below 11°C
Interesting article on the Jonathan Knott blog
The following is a little piece I wrote about swimming long distance on normal temperature swimming pool water:
One of the last things I got stuck into has been long distance swimming. It started because I was on one of my "losing weight" times where I just go swimming in the pool and do it every day until I have burned all my fat out. This time coincided with a time of my life where I wasn't busy with anything so I had time to swim and swim and so I stayed in the pool and I just swam on..
2 hours, then 3 hours then I was doing 4 hours swims every other day. at the 4 hours mark (10kms) my body just refused to go on and simply stopped, I had to get out of the pool and barely made the walk back to the car.
My problem was lack of energy but I have always known that you don't train with a full stomach, you must have fully digested before you train otherwise your digestion can 'seize' your stomach or something.. at the pool I sometimes met a primario, some high ranking doctor from the hospital.. I asked him if there was something I could eat and he simply blank stared me as if I was from another world. I discovered that getting out of the pool at about the 4 hours mark to drink some fruit juice would restore my strength, now I could swim for about 6 hours and then boredom set in.. However I now knew I needed some kind of fluid to get energy from but searching the net for it wasn't easy.. indeed long distance swimmers are not very numerous.
This is what I was looking for, it was written by Eartquake Dan and yours to keep Pdf with free exercise advice from DanEarthquake's site
Come si purifica l'acqua per renderla potabile e bevibile
Come si purifica l'acqua per renderla potabile e bevibile (versione di testo)
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