As my taper has begun, I'm focused more on cold water training at this point. I drove up to the Cabin with Sam and I did one hour of swimming in the Logan River. I found a nice pocket of water flow that was the same speed as my strong effort pace. The water was slowly getting colder and by the time I got out it was 57.4°F.
I got a good nights rest and got up and did 30 minutes. This time the air temp was significantly colder as well as the water temp. The water temp when I got out was 52.0°F even. I really had to stay with it mentally on this one. I felt like getting out after 5 minutes, so instead of thinking about how cold it was, I kept my mind busy on other things, and the time went by much faster. At 30 minutes I got out, took a quick warm shower and got on the road for work this morning.
I love swimming in the Logan River. It's even clearer than Causey, and I can see every detail of the small rocks just inches from my reach below me. I can see a fish every time. There are specific rocks that I enjoy looking for and using as a guide to my pace. Lots of fun. Looking forward to getting back up there on Wednesday evening.