Met up with Gordon this morning at GSL. 2 other swimmers were there. One was the winner of the 8 mile this past Sat. The 2nd was a first timer to GSL and openly admitted she is a bit newer to the OW scene. I decided to split the groups and Gordon went off with the stronger swimmer and I stayed back with Liz to just be safe. She and I did the buoy route. She ended up loving the lake. We stopped at each buoy on the way out and every other on the way back. Was a pleasant swim even though she goosed me once and clawed me a few other times. Pool swimmers...gotta love it!
She was done after one buoy route and so I swam back to the boat ramp with her. Took a feed then she headed home. I wanted more so I did a Gridley Straight. Water was warm and I doubt I'll get too many more swims in for this half of the year.
I swam solid on the way to Blackrock and focused on my stroke. I felt good. Real good. After turning around, I decided to push it. If I crash, so what. I swam strong and felt strong. I kept pushing myself every few hundred strokes to pick it up even more. I was really cranking it out about 400 yards from the marina entrance buoy. Still felt good. Hit the buoy and swam the rest of the way nice and easy.
Was a GREAT swim.
3.65 miles OW