Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
of the seasons open water swims. Its October 8th and I am about to step
into the lake at Petrie Island.
To be honest, the water is not that cold. About 14 celcius so not that bad.
I would not want to stay in the water any longer than 25-30 mins though. It
was 6:45am a few minutes before sunrise when I took my first step into the
water. I was pleasantly surprise; not too bad at all. The water was as
still as ever this morning. As soon as the sun broke the horizen, the most
beautiful hue of orange and pink streamed through the clouds and onto the
water. It made for a picturesque camera shot for sure.
The best time to do cold water training truthfully in the fall. I truly
dislike the early spring swims because the water is infinitely colder. I
forgot my ear plugs this morning though...my only regret. Ear plugs do a
great job to stop cold water getting into your inner ear and causing brain
freeze. Very annoying particularly when you are trying to get up out of the
water. Its like having vertigo - inner ear imbalance. Good thing I
remembered them for Budapest.
It was a beautiful morning and I feel refreshed. Mind you, I just took a
long hot shower so I am feeling awesome. A hot cocoa in front of the
fireplace and by lunchtime, I should be ready to go for a run.
Have a great long weekend everyone.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
We will head down to the race site again tomorrow, to check out the newly-set up transition area and to drop Kim's bike off. After that, it is all race prep, all of the time...
I think I will go and drink a tasty beer now...