|Contents of my Safer Swimmer this morning.|
I headed down to the GSL Marina this morning, shooting for 4 to 6 miles of swimming. I didn't realized SailFest was going on this weekend and the marina parking lot was packed, but there weren't many boats in the water. I talked to a couple who was unloading their paddle boards and they asked me a little about swimming in the Great Salt Lake and asked "what's that stuff you were rubbing on your body?".
Since I was alone, I just decided to swim laps around the buoys. After the first lap, I talked to a guy from the rowing club. After the second lap, I talked to a couple out on a small inflatable sailboat. Things started going haywire on the fourth lap. I noticed that I had forgotten to apply lanolin to the back of my legs and I started getting chaffed where they rubbed against my suit. I was wearing two caps with a Garmin in between to track my swim. On the fourth lap I noticed that my cap felt weird. I felt the cap with my hand and discovered that it was split about half way down. The cap I had on below it had a hole in the forehead. I decided to just head in at this point, mostly because I didn't want to make the chaffing any worse. On my way in to the marina there were tons of brine flies. I swallowed two of them while taking a breath. I dry heaved twice in the water, not because they tasted gross or anything, just the though of swallowing them.
I finished up pretty short of my goal at about 3.5 miles.