Sunday, May 8, 2011
Gords and I ended up doing our own thing almost immediately. He was more focused on getting distance in and I was more focused on teamwork with my wife. I did get some nice long sets of time in between drink breaks once we got going. After 30 minutes of swimming out, we turned around and headed back in towards Black Rock. The last few hundred yards were all wading again but I did 1 hour of swimming total so I figure I got about 2 miles in with all the stops. No problems for me at all. The time went by EXTREMELY fast and I was having so much fun I would randomly yell "WEEEEE" to my wife during my breathing stroke! I hit my chaffing spots with grease very well and had NO red on me when I was done. Quite happy about that too!
The next time we go out, I'm sure we won't have a learning curve and I'll just do several miles at a time with only a few short breaks for hydration.