Tonight was my last long swim and yes, it was in open water. Yes, it was quite cold, but that’s what I get for swimming in a lake in late October. But that’s one of the things I like about swimming outdoors. Not the cold water specifically, but being exposed to the vagaries of the […]
And I think, I feel OK, but why in the world are my legs tired even just a couple miles into the six-miler? This is only my second run this week, and I only just rode a relaxed hour and a half. Plus, I’ve really cut back this week.
Because I had to recover from […]
Ah, yes…the final long ride. One hundred miles. I did this ride last year, but 100k was the longest option. I remember that it was windy and a race of attrition that ended with me riding solo the final miles. I hoped that today would be a bigger group that stays together. Fortunately, this wish […]
Yes, for real this time. It is still raining, on and off, but this time I wetsuited up and sloshed into the cool dingy lake. Oh my yes, the water is officially cold. Despite wetsuit, my face and hands and feet remained chilled throughout the swim. Let’s be honest, my hands and feet are still […]
As they say, you might as well go swimming. That was going to be my theme today, because (hallelujiah) it is raining and I was going to go swimming later. This was the plan until I opened my mouth to speak and got a raspy output. No problem, think I, my pipes just need to […]