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Misty Lee
RE: Swimming to Running, what is equivalent??
I have done one triathlon which was a sprint tri, I was aimimg for a sub 90 timing and achieved this with tenths of seconds to spare so I am not super experienced and I am worlds better at running than I am at swimming.

For me, the intensity of swimming 1 mile in 40 minutes would equal the intensity of running 5 miles in 40 minutes. I have terrible swimming form so for me, it is a 5:1 ratio. I rarely swim but somebody a bit more trained in the pool or balaned in training like a triathlete, they might be able to swim half a mile further in that same timeframe at the same intensity so the ratios would change to more 1:3(ish).

For swimmers, the ratios reverse as they might even find swimming 2 miles easier than running 2 miles.

Bottom line, swimming = swimming and running = running. There are no real equivalents.

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