Went to the GSL after work today and swam the Gridley Straight. Water felt very warm and it was nice to be in the water again. I do forget how horribly salty that water is though but after 2 seconds, you ARE reminded.
I did a few speed drills going out and coming back. It was advised to do 25 strokes normal then 25 strokes hard/fast. I did these a few times then swam normal for awhile then repeated. One the way back I did a few 25 normal then 50 hard repeats. This made my very tired but a good tired. I got back the buoys in front of the marina and did a few more all out sprints.
Going back in, there was this HORRIBLE smell near the mouth of the inlet. I have no idea what it was but it was making me sick and I was holding my breath as long as I could so I wouldn't get sick. I actually looked around for the rotting shark carcass. :)
One very nice thing is that as I was heading back in, a boat was going out. This is a RARE occasion to see someone actually leaving the docks at GSL and he spotted me and waved. He then asked if there were more of me out in the water. I replied no but was very thankful he asked. Nice heads up buddy! Thanks
2 miles today