3.22.2012

Spring Fever!

Today was a beautiful day!  I officially have a full blown case of Spring Fever!
I met Gords and Jim at the GSL marina this afternoon.  While I was talking to them in the parking lot, my oldest son jumped out of the van and ran down to the boat ramp and started stripping off his clothes and wading into the water!  I think he's hooked!

The water temperature was 53 degrees this week, which is the same as last week.  I was a little surprised and though it would be slightly colder since we had some cold and snowy days earlier this week.  The plan was to swim the same route as last week but, once we got out the the last buoy, we decided to keep going.  Gords had the biggest smile on his face and I could tell he was as happy as I was to be out on the lake.  We swam out to another buoy that we don't use very much and then turned around and headed toward the marina opening.  I was feeling really good and decided to push it a little further by doing another lap between the two green buoys that parallel the marina.


As I was getting close to the marina opening, I started getting a weird feeling.  I don't know how to explain it really, but I felt like I was on the verge of having a panic attack.  I didn't feel particularly cold, but I had been in the water for more that double the time I was in last week.  Knowing that I had my Safe Swimmer eased my mind a little and I was able to finish the swim.

Gords finished with about 1.25 miles and Jim was in the water for 50 minutes!  I finished up with 1.55 miles in just over 46 minutes.  Here is the link to the data captured by my Hydro Tracker:  http://www.finisinc.com/streamline/share/workout/view/4f6bd0c9f0eac

Even though the water was chilly, it was SO nice to be swimming outside!  I know Gords is planning a swim to Egg Island on Saturday and I may try to get out to the marina again if I can find some time.

Polar bear season is now over and open water season has begun!

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