Monday, September 12, 2011
Big Shoulders Report
Next Swim: Monday 6PM
Last Swim: Big Shoulders, Ohio Street Beach Chicago
Water Temp: 64-65
Water Clarity: Cloudy
Crew: Diablo, James, Megan, Melanie, Patriarch, and 748 others
Congratulations to Megan (1:01, first woman! and fourth overall!) and James (1:05 first in age group and 22nd overall).
It was a near perfect day for the iconic Big Shoulders swim. The water was a bit but a warm sun quickly took care of the post race chill. It's quite a sight to see all those swimmers in the water right next to huge skyscrapers.
This morning I went out for a run, and as I sometimes do, I ended at Big Bay so I could cool down in the water. I walked down the path to the water where a lady was playing with her two dogs, when suddenly one dog runs up and bites my foot. Hard! Luckily my shoe protected me enough that the skin didn't break. Anyhow,the water is still pretty warm (high sixties?), so it should be a good swim at 6PM.