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Swim 5km in less than 1hr 30mins

This challenge is aimed at those who have a passion for swimming and are looking to improve their fitness and stamina. The challenge is to swim 5km (5000m) in under 1hr 30 minutes. I recommend slowly building up your endurance and speed over time, below are a few common pool size conversions to get you to your goal!
20m = 250 lengths
25m = 200 lengths
50m = 100 lengths

Swim 5km in less than 1hr 30mins Challenge rules

  1. Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.

Related Exercises

Training for the following exercises will be automatically logged against this Challenge:

Swimming, Swimming Freestyle, Swimming Butterfly, Swimming Back Stroke and Swimming Breast Stroke

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Lucille W Swim 5km in less than 1hr 30mins Challenge

Contributorgold Lucille W Woah. When I took this challenge I don't think I had a full appreciation of how far I was from this.
Tonight I did 2.5 km in 90 minutes and that felt pretty good.
So - how am I going to double this? Will have to come up with a plan.

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How does your typical 2500yd workout look right now?

Shona W encouraged this.

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It varies but the general format is warmup, drills, main set. Where the main set is sometimes 750 - 1000m straight. Or timed for example 8x 100 off of 1min 10 sec. There are variations to the timed sets but you get the idea. I can see how I could do 3 km in 90 minutes if you get rid of the drills and replace them with straight swimming. I swim 100 m in about 1 min 50 sec when taken in isolation. But right now I can sustain 100 m in 2 min over 30 min (have not tried more), which means (maybe) 5 km in 100 minutes. But I have not tried to non stop swim at that pace. Well - there are some ocean swims starting in late August. I guess I will sign up!

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Steve R Swim 5km in less than 1hr 30mins Challenge

Contributorgold Steve R Done Ironman swims in open water in about 1hr 10mins, and that is about 3.9km, so hoping this one should be achievable

Emma M and Nikos G encouraged this.

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Even 1:21:35 is fast, I'll be more about 2 hours ... Need to g swimming more often XD

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swim for tri are having a swim festtival at lakeside with a 5k openn water swim

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swim for tri are having a swim festtival at lakeside with a 5k openn water swim

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10th February 2011

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