|Beautiful morning at Silver Sands Beach.|
I met Gords, Chad and Kevin at the GSL Marina this morning. We've been having a pretty good turnout the past few swims and it's been fun to swim with new people. There were some big waves cresting and crashing into the rocks near the observation and swells further out. This is the first time I can remember seeing conditions like this. Some of the waves were big enough that I though about trying to body surf on them. If they hadn't been so close to the rocks, I probably would have.
|I really wanted to play in these waves, but was afraid I would get cut up on the sharp rocks under the water.|
We swam the usual route to Black Rock. It was fun going up and down with the swells. I hit something near the surface with my hand at one point, but didn't stop to see what it was. The water was murkier than usual this morning. Usually as you get closer to Black Rock you can start to see the sand on the bottom, but I didn't see it at all this morning. I hadn't properly sealed my Safe Swimmer and it had taken on some water. Luckily my phone was inside a plastic bag and didn't get wet.
After a quick drink we headed back towards the marina. I was surprised that I was able to stay fairly close to Gords. I don't know if he was taking it easy or if the banana I ate this morning gave me some kind of energy boost or something, because I am usually way behind. I felt great and my shoulder didn't bother me at all.
At the mouth of the marina we stopped again. I decided to keep going and finish the 5K route with Gords. After we passed the marina, we ran into some colder water that felt very refreshing. It stayed cool all the way out the the last buoy.
|7 miles in 1:16?! In my dreams!|
I tried out the Endomondo app again this morning and was disappointed by the results. It showed us going 7 miles in 1:16. In reality, we went 3.54 miles in 1:44. I am pretty bummed because I really like how the app integrates into Facebook. Theoretically, if I was out swimming somewhere, my family could track where I was and watch my progress from home. The app works perfectly on runs or bike rides, but I've had trouble with it in the water. I think the problem may be that I had my phone inside my Safe Swimmer, which was bouncing around quite a bit.
|New kayak loaded up. Thanks Gords!|
|Can't wait to take the new kayak out on the water with the fam.|