What is harder? Marathon running or Marathon swimming?
I just did the Boston Light Swim today (8 miles) and had plenty of time for my mind to wander. Here is a question that needs the perspective of many...
Is swimming a marathon harder or easier than running a marathon? To keep the playing field as flat as possible, think of this in terms of equal duration of effort, so that means about a 6-8 mile swim vs a 26.2 mile run.
Here is my 2 cent answer: Very equal, but running is a bit easier.
My perspective is certainly influenced that in a previous life I was a very good marathoner, and now I am a good marathon swimmer. That may be the perspective of how everyone views this - that it depends entirely on what you are better at. If that's the case then I'd say they are about equal in difficulty.
Thanks for the input - Kiko