I would swim about five minutes and flip turn and swim towards Goody and Alicia. I told Austin to stay with them. This was Alicia's first swim in the GSL. We went 50 minutes then headed back cause we started to see some serious black clouds that were up ahead and heading our way.
Here's the GPS data which is pretty much the same distance that Goody and Alicia did.
I went back and forth a few times, I'll estimate about a half mile. So 2 1/2 miles. Definitely not what I had planned for the evening, but what do you do? You can't curse mother nature. Even though she's been in a pretty pissy mood lately with all this rain we've had this week. You see a opening in the clouds and she sends you another round to remind you she's the boss.
Definitely found some hot spots to lube up extra well next time, The front of my neck where the beard starts. The inside of my legs by my knees, my stomach on each side by my belly button, and my upper check bones under my eyes. Just to be safe I'll just lube up my entire body. When I see vid of Channel swimmers totally covered in grease, I just shake my head.
|It also tells me my heading (which I don't care about), but|
here it is telling me that sitting at my desk, the room temp is
80.8°. I'm thinking it also sucks some heat from my arm, so
it isn't 100% accurate.
When I got home I had to hurry and get showered, and then head off to a massage with Cathi. She's running the Ogden Marathon tomorrow, and I'm
|Goody and Alicia swimming into the oncoming rain clouds. |
Nice job Alicia for going for so long in the 60° water for so long! The mile event you're doing will be more enjoyable now that you have a some experience and know a little more about what to expect.
Thanks to Austin for coming out and being the support rower. He was a good sport and didn't complain. Goody also is entertaining to talk to, so that helps his mood and makes it less boring for him. Typically I'm pretty tight lipped and just go.
Today's total was 10K yards from this morning with an estimated 2 1/2 miles on top of that this evening. Short by about 5K yards, but I'm not upset. I'd rather swim 3 miles in GSL than 6 miles in the pool any day.