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Diana Nyad's insane training schedule

Diana Nyad's insane training schedule

Originally Published: July 19, 2011
By Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie

So, you want to swim 103 miles. What now? It takes more than the germ of an idea to carry Diana Nyad, a 61-year-old woman, from the shores of Havana to the tip of Key West.

Unlike running a marathon, climbing an awe-inspiring mountain peak or trekking the Appalachian Trail, there's no guidebook for this one.

When Nyad reached out to exercise physiologist Tim Noakes, Ph.D. at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa for advice, he was candid: Despite years of research ...

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