|Joelle, Gords, me|
The 2 of them took off and it took a long time for me to get comfortable in the water. I felt fine but my arms were just heavy. I finally got settled in and started to swim well. I noticed after getting to the buoys in front of the dam that I was staying about the same distance behind them. I wasn't losing more distance. I picked it up a bit and felt good. When I turned along the buoy line for the last 1/2 mile, my arms quit on me. My energy was gone and each pull took real effort. Not sure what happened but I felt like I was just short of bonking. I slowed down considerably and just swam nice and easy along the buoy line then headed in. I wanted to make the distance today and forced myself to not care about my time.
I'm a bit disappointed that I crashed after 2 miles. I think I just need to swim more distance and for more days. It's foreign to me again and I don't like it. I want to go back to where I think swimming anything under 5 miles is a "short" swim. I considered resting a bit then doing a bit more but my body quickly vetoed that idea.
Very glad I went and when I checked my GPS, I was surprised at what I saw. My average per mile was 30:16. This means that even with me going really slow the last 1/2 mile, I still averaged faster than my 2 miles on Saturday.
GPS says my first mile was 28:48 2nd mile was 33:22 (yuck)
Total distance was 2.43 miles. Total swim time was 1:13.26 I'm happy with this.
I just feel SO stinking tired right now. A tiny part of my brain wonders if I'm still slightly anemic. I'll ask when I get my cancer screen and blood work in a few weeks.