While Diana Nyad is deeply involved in preparations for her current expedition, in lieu of her regular commentary she will doing weekly Q&A updates with our own Matt Holzman. Today, she talks about the lessons learned from her 24 hour test swim. "I swear to you there was never … a one minute stretch that I didn’t feel strong, both emotionally and physically. I just powered my way through it…just cross your fingers I can do three times that much and maybe feel half as good."
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