Today was another double dip, with a morning swim at the pool and an afternoon swim at GSL.
At the pool, I did a mix of long easy pulling sets, negative split 500's, and 100's on my base time for a total of 8,000 yards.
This afternoon there were seven swimmers at the marina! I didn't see Gords at all because he and Goody got in early and he left before I finished my swim. Today's swimmers were Gords, Goody, Chad, Jim, Levi (who I didn't get a chance to meet), Etsuko and myself.
Still not sure about how this new dosage for my hypothyroidism is working, I decided to stay near the marina and use the buoys. Chad came out with me and we swam out to the third red buoy. There were some pretty good swells that were kind of fun to swim against. It was cool to feel yourself lift up and then sink back down. When we were almost to the last buoy, I started freaking myself out. I didn't even really feel cold and I'm not sure what the problem was. I decided to just swim the rest of the way out to the red buoy and then go straight back in. I feel like I am back to being an open water newbie and am frustrated than I haven't been able to swim longer with my friends...hopefully I can get this worked out soon.
The swim back to the marina was a lot of fun, because we were swimming with the swells pushing us back to the marina. It felt like it only took about half the time that it did getting out there. I ran into Goody on the way back and talked to him for a minute before finishing up. By the time I got back into the marina, I had calmed down and was feeling great. I should have turned around and gone back out for a little bit longer.
Here is the data from my Hydro Tracker: http://www.finisinc.com/streamline/share/workout/view/4fa33a0d75d66
I know a lot of people have been having trouble with their Hydro Trackers, and a lot of them are sending them back. I have had some minor glitches with mine, but have been pretty happy with it so far. I will post a more detailed review soon and will point out some of the problems that other people are having with it.