Kim picked me up at 0530 and we were in the water right at 0600. The lake was really beautiful this morning. I couldn't help but take a minute to just stand there and stare at how beautiful the nature was. I'm pretty sure that if I make it to 90 years and I need to remember something to keep me calm, I'll remember that scene. I just love Pineview when the sun is rising and the water is glass and begging to be swam in.
Started out a bit sore then I felt better after 1/2 mile. I must have been feeling good because my first mile was 27:09! That's really fast for me. I felt good. I actually had to wait for Kim at the buoys for a minute. She is normally right behind me. One the way back, I felt good still but I could feel my arms complaining some. I had to breathe a bit more than I like to. My lungs have definitely gotten a bit smaller since my time of recovery. My energy was starting to shut down a little but I'm sure it's because I didn't take a drink at the buoy and just kept going. Second mile was a bit slower. I still got really far ahead of Kim. She was drafting me for awhile and I was able to drop her even though she was drafting. This was a first. Maybe something has triggered in me since my swim and I'm stronger or a bit faster now. I sure hope so but only time will tell.
I have a few days left until I'm in North Carolina and I'll be doing a few miles in the ocean daily. I can't let myself slack at all while on vacation. I have a 10 mile race really soon after I get home!