Met with Gords, Jim, Etsuko, and Stacey at GSL marina at 1200. I was pretty excited about the swim today. Today I was going to really see what I can do and where I stand as far as my physical condition/stamina is. Stacey, Jim, and I all were behind Gordon as he took off for a longer swim. I just wanted to clear the marina and do some "laps" between the buoys right outside the opening. There was a LOT of boat traffic today. Normally the GSL's boat traffic is non existent and MAYBE you'll see one boat way off in the distance once a month. Spring fever is hit and there were boats all over the place. I'm glad I decided to stay close. I had my SSD with me just for visibility.
Got to the red buoy and Jim kept heading out. Stacey stayed with me and swam with me as I did my laps. I swam to the green buoy then rested. Back and forth resting a good amount each time. I felt pretty good. One one trip back I put some effort into my stroke. My arms were not happy about that. The rest of me felt okay but it was clear it has been a LONG time since I've been swimming. The last one I did was going to the green buoy and not stopping. At the end, my arms were in some decent fatigue and starting to hurt some. I was pretty tired and decided I have had enough. I slowly swam back into the marina and then swam the length of the marina to the boat ramp once I knew it was clear of traffic. Once again, when I stopped, my arms were very tired.
I'm glad I went but today was a definite reality check/wake-up call as to where my swimming condition is right now.
1/2 mile....I guess!