Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves

75km Round Lantau Swim Breaking the Waves “Four days down, one to go”. This is what everybody says around us this morning, but it is not the way I see it. The right catchphrase should be: “Back to the drawing board” or “Today, it’s all or nothing”. I guess that it’s...
The Pain Cave

The Pain Cave

75km Round Lantau Swim The Pain Cave Overall, with all what we went through for 3 days, I can reasonably say that we have been extremely lucky and everything has gone surprisingly well. Apart from a few chaffing here and there, we have had nothing dramatic to report....

Into the Wild

75km Round Lantau Swim Into the Wild Yesterday afternoon was all about recovery, and we ate and napped all that we could, to be able to clock another 15k today. Thanks to my wife Anne, we have been having amazing food: 100% vegan (barring a bit of cheese), 100%...
City Stroll

City Stroll

75km Round Lantau Swim City Stroll A City Stroll – kind of… When we planned this tour of Lantau, in everybody’s mind, Day 2 would be the trickiest and most dangerous. We would have to swim through construction works over the water, then swim through Tung Chung, with...
A Hard Day at the Office

A Hard Day at the Office

75km Round Lantau Swim A Hard Day at the Office What a day ! This was one of these days when we really did not know how it would finish. We knew how it would start, and it was, by the way, a perfect start. Lots of spectators cheering, almost as many photographers, a...
It’s Not About the Swim

It’s Not About the Swim

75km Round Lantau Swim It’s Not About the Swim After 8 Ironman and hundreds of other races, I thought I had seen it all: pre-race jitters, doubt, fear, the knots in the stomach and the throat, the dry mouth… but also the bout of overconfidence, cockiness, mixed...