Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Big Weekend Ahead
Next Swim: Thursday 9/9, 5:00PM
Last Swims: Tue & Wed 5:45AM
Water Temp: 50 on Tuesday, 47 on Wednesday
Waves: Small Swells
Water Clarity: Good
Crew: Cap'n & Diablo
Cap'n & Diablo are determined to extend our streak of swim days, which currently stands at 109. However they will swim at 5PM on Thursday, instead of Thursday morning, in the hope that the water will be a bit warmer in the afternoon sun.
The Big Weekend is almost here! Good luck to all Big Shoulders and Iron Man participants and volunteers!
The big difference between the Big Shoulders and Ironman swims is that in Big Shoulders most people don't wear wetsuits (you can wear one, but you don't "count" in the race), whereas in Ironman most people do wear wetsuits. That's why it's so iron(man)ic, that the big worry in Big Shoulders is that Lake Michigan is too cold, so swimmers could be forced into wetsuits if they want to stay warm, whereas in Ironman, Lake Monona could be too warm, forcing triathletes out of their wetsuits if they want to be competitive. Perhaps the two races should trade venues.