|Heading away from the dam buoys was a slight bit of headwind,|
but it was a good workout and I almost felt like I was in a
Endless Pool or swimming upstream. It was slow going,
but I made it.
The first lap was relatively slow, but each lap got progressively stronger, and faster. By the fourth and final lap, there was probably 30-40 boats in the big no wake zone where I swim. I got lots of stares and even some people cheering on a boat that I passed up. I downed a breakfast burrito at the end of the 2nd and 3rd laps. Man those were good and they went down fast! The water was hot! It was 71.8 when I got in and when I got out it was 75. I'm really gonna have to start taking ice baths.
On the fourth lap I did an extra loop near the dam buoys, as I took a quick look at my GPS at the end of the third lap and figured out that each lap was only 2.35 miles. When I stopped at the end my GPS read 10.1 miles and the total time was 5:52. Not the fastest 10 miles I've ever done, but not bad considering I am dog tired.
I'm gonna take a rest day tomorrow since I have another 10 mile swim at Bear Lake this Saturday.
|Beautiful day, and everyone on the water was respectful and kept their distance. What a great swim!|