Saturday, May 16, 2009

Training News

Five hours in 61 degree water today (tethered in the backyard pool). Longest yet in cold water. The first three hours were a breeze, but the last two got a little tough. I wasn't cold and mentally I was okay, but the shoulders and arms were aching more than ever. I wonder if I was pushing a little harder than usual in the beginning because I felt so good? Oh well, muscles recover, and it was great training.

Tomorrow I am going in for my first swim in Lake Michigan, near Foster Ave. beach. The water will probably be about 52, so that should be fun. I doubt I'll be able to do more than 1/2 an hour, but we'll see. An open water swimmer in Chicago is letting me tag along.

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