A race report for a 2.4 mile swim event is not nearly as elaborate as a race report for a triathlon.
No transitions, no aid stations, no multiple disciplines.
Get in the water and swim.
What’s so hard about that....
2.4 miles, over 90 minutes in time.
Still sounds pretty simple...,but...
Actually, today, that’s the way it turned out.
I started slow to warmup and not have to fight the crowds, still a few people swam over me.
Left turn at the 200 yard buoy.
After that I just fell into a groove.
Stroke after stroke concentrating on just that .
Several times throughout the race I fell in and out of that “groove”.
Being my first OWS of this magnitude, I did take away two big lessons. I need to work on my sighting and I have one arm stroke much stronger than the other. I’m sure I swam more than 2.4 miles, thanks to my constant weaving in and out of the course.
End of story.....I finished, and finished strong.
Although, now at 3 in the afternoon, I’m starting to “feel” the effects of this race.
Tomorrow the rescheduled Amica Sprint tri..
May the Triathlon Gods have Mercy on my Soul!