See that person hiding underneath the tree on the bottom left hand side? Do you see her? No? Well, me neither, but that WILL be me on race day as I patiently wait for the fast swimmers to start their 2.4 mile journey. I’ll file in behind them and hopefully feel the draft tidal wave as I begin my own odyssey.
Today’s 2.4 mile uninterrupted swim at Barton Springs was a very comfortable 1: 25:18 . (2:07 pace) Only a few “sloppy” moments, but totally in control of stroke and breathing the entire time.
Last year, I was doing each lap in about 10 minutes which would’ve garnered me a 1:40:00 at best. Sometimes, it’s hard to see how far you’ve come until you look back. I always said I just wanted to be an average swimmer. I just wanted to be able to hold my own in this distance.
I’m doing it.
Less than a month to go.