Sunday, July 19, 2009
AM Beach: North Beach (Spirit of Racine Tri)
Water Temp: 63
Crew: Robin, Mike, Patriarch, and a few hundred triathletes
Water Clarity: Good
PM Beach: Klode
Water temp: 62
Waves: One foot rollers
Crew: Cap'n, Sandie, Scott, Patriarch
Water Clarity: Very good away from shore
Next Swims: Monday 4:30PM Klode; Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 6AM Klode
Two great swims today. The first was the swim leg of half-ironman. Mike was also the swimmer on a relay, and Robin did the whole tri. Luckily for the organizers the lake was quiet today and warm enough to be comfortable in a wetsuit. There were many swimmers who seemed to struggle even in the near-perfect conditions. I wonder what they would do if it was cold and wavy? Anyhow, I had a fantastic swim, two minutes faster than last year. It feels so good when you get a nice rhythm going.
But I was plenty tired, and to be honest I wasn't really sure what I was thinking when I promised Cap'n I'd meet him at Klode this afternoon. I figured I would do a nice easy ten minutes or so, but of course Cap'n badgered me into a rockpile swim. So overall I swam two and a half miles today, and amazingly enough I'm no worse for the wear. I must be getting in shape.