Got to the GSL marina at 1630 on the hopes of getting on TV. A story was supposed to be done on the GSL swim and some video was going to be shot along with some interviews but it was a no show. Thanks KSL!
A pretty good crowd turned out anyway. I wanted to do 2 Gridley Straights today and the wind was really strong. It was going to be a fun swim.
Josh helped out most of the other swimmers that only wanted to do a mile or so and Kim, Chad, his paddler Lang and I took off for Blackrock. It was a great roller coaster ride getting there. I stayed with Kim and helped her while she swam in the roughest water I'm sure she's ever been in. I was loving it!!! Towards the end of the first mile, my goggles started to leak. It was annoying as anything. When we got to Blackrock, I tried to adjust them but the bands broke. Lang lent me a cord but that didn't work very well after a few yards. It was a good thing he had a double kayak!!! I had to get in as Kim and Chad went back. It took us 44 minutes to get to Blackrock and only 19 getting back. Oh yeah!
|Lang after 1 mile. We kept laughing that the salt will make him a Caucasian.|
|Free ride back! Thanks Lang|
I was really disappointed that I couldn't swim back. It looked like great fun. I was also REALLY bummed I only got one mile in today. I guess I'm going to have to get up and be at the pool tomorrow at 0430 to get my swim in.
1.2 miles OW today