Thursday, September 28, 2017

Open Water Swim in Lake Spivey

My swim training for Ironman Florida has been solely in the open water. I've been swimming in Lake Spivey across the street from my house. The distances have been roughly between 1 and 2 miles. My pace has remained about the same through the month at just slightly slower than 2:00 minutes per 100 yards.

This week I swam with my training partner Brenda Herrington. She's a task-master. She makes me get up early. During this training session I swam 1.7 miles in 1:00:08 with a pace of 2:01. A mile equates to 1760 yards. Brenda went a little farther, 1.79 miles, in the same amount of time. She's faster than me.

The surface water temperature before our swim

The view from the dock

Our escort Susan

The lake was slick this morning

The island straight ahead

A view of the north shore of the lake

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