Monday, June 18, 2012
Kind of a rainy June morning here in Seattle. 53 degrees at 6 am. No wind.
I woke up early to join Sj, Les, and K2 for a 40-minute swim in Green Lake. According to the West Green Lake monitoring station the water is currently 64 degrees.
Two other guys were down there as we were getting ready, one training for August's Swim for Life and the other for a Iron Man (not Canada).
Putting my face into the water was kind of hard but Linsey Corbin put it well:
Anyone can race on the easy day. Champions rise in adverse conditions. Be a warrior and let's go all-in.
So I went all in, put my head down and swam. And swam. And swam.
It went OK.
No, actually, this swim was a bit frustrating (as was the swim before) and I am not sure what is going on.
Just not feeling speedy through the water compared to last year. Running out of energy as well.