This morning's swim came and went, and the distance I achieved was less than I have ever done at swim practice. Playing the role of "Chatty Cathy" might have had a little to do with it, too. It's not completely my fault that others, teammates including swim coaches, felt like chatting as well.
While talking with others, I did find out about a group of people that meet out at a lake for an open water swim on Thursday nights. Marshall Lake isn't the closest lake, about 35 miles from here, but I hear it is pretty quiet. The only boats usually found on it are there for fishing purposes, and anchored. I am gone this Thursday, but I would really like to try joining this group sometime before the summer is over.
I also got to talking with another swimmer about the DL triathlon that I am doing here in less than 4 weeks. She had done it the past couple of years. It was nice to get a chance to hear about her experiences. She said that the water is disgusting (this might be the ONLY year I do this race), and their were nasty white caps last year with cold and rainy conditions. She said the ride around the lake was pretty decent and the run was an easy out and back. It must not have been too bad if she's thinking about doing it again this year. I can only hope for cooperative weather!
Spreading the Word....
On a completely different side note, I would like to spread the word.... the lovely Fair Weather Runner is looking for donations of used running shoes to send to those in need, in Africa. Check out her post telling us all about it. I am sure there are many of us who have tons of old pairs of shoes (or at least ONE pair of old shoes) that could be donated to such a great cause!