After hemming and hawing for a couple weeks and obsessively checking the weather and wind speed, I decided to go for it. On Saturday June 21st I did the 3-mile Mashpee Super Swim at John’s Pond on Cape Cod. The conditions were perfect. The water was reported to be 68F – warm enough for SOME to go sans wetsuit, but not me! There were male/female Wetsuit and male/female NonWetsuit divisions.
Going into it, I told myself I’d be fine with finishing in about an hour and 1/2. Who knew I’d end up doing it in 1:13.46? Good enough for a 3rd place female wetsuit division finish and 15th overall. Thank you, wetsuit! Well, except for the almost cramping calves part…
And swimming the three 1-mile loops wasn’t so bad. Maybe a little boring for some, but I didn’t really care. It was so nice to stretch out and just swim, swim, swim. I’m even kind of looking forward to doing another one!
SWIM! I’m hoping to do a 5k swim “race”, maybe 2 of them, over the summer. The first opportunity is on June 21st (Mashpee Super Swim), the second is in August (Race for Swim & Fin). We’ll see. I got a 2-mile swim in yesterday, so doing 3 miles in another week could happen… I’m a little nervous, not so much because of the distance, but that it could be choppy, and the water might still be a little chilly. I wore a shorty wetsuit yesterday and was shivering for quite a while after being in the water for an hour.
Yes, I’m a bit of a cold wimp – I think the water temp was around 73F
I figure the 3 miles (3 x 1-mile loops) will take me a about an hour and a half. I just want to settle into a forever pace and not blow out my shoulder (thus the quotation marks around race).
BIKE! I signed up to do the Rapha Women’s 100 on July 20th. I’ll be doing the 101km ride through Ride Studio Cafe with some friends (unless it’s raining). It’s my anniversary, so that’s my husband’s present to me: I get to ride all day. I’ve got the best husband ever!
READ! Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes. One of the best books I’ve read in a while.
and Eat! nothing too exciting in the eating department, but we have greens coming up in our garden and it’s grilling season!
I LOVE SUMMER