>> Thursday, July 15, 2010
Yesterday, Steve T, Steve H, Julia, and I headed to Square Lake for an open water swim. It was a little choppy, so we didn’t do our normal “lap” around the lake. We swam out to the 4th buoy, cut across the lake, headed back in to the next buoy, cut BACK across the lake, swam up to the next buoy, cut BACK across the lake again, and then headed in. This is roughly what we did:
Then Steve H, Julia, and I practiced our swim starts. You know - running into the water, taking a few dolphin dives, and then getting into a freestyle rhythm. I didn’t do the last one so I could get photos of Julia and Steve H. Check out Julia’s sweet suit:
Talking about clipping their nails. Really. No joke.
Julia diving, Steve H splashing, Steve T on shore enjoying the show.
Steve coming up.
Julia diving, Steve emerging. (I love how Steve is making the water "dome.")
Julia’s toes, Steve’s torso.
Julia checking the route, Steve checking his tires.
Heading up the hill away from the park.
Downhill to the mini-tunnel under the train tracks.
Coming out of Marine on St. Croix.
Ready to turn with the wind.
Thanks for the workout Julia and Steve(s)!! I think that was the last swim before Sunday's 2.5 K open water swim in Minneapolis! It's my first event like that! Wish me luck!!