Another Awesome Swim in Lake Memphremagog

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Today’s workout was such fun! I took a longer course than yesterday, swimming about 2.5 miles. I feel fine and am confident that I can do the full 6 miles on Sat, with just short conditioning workouts tomorrow and possibly on Fri.

I tried to stay fairly close to the lake shore, because there was some boat traffic and I didn’t have my buoy with me. The two crossings of the lake were interesting; I felt like the current was blowing diagonally to me, but I could take advantage of some of it on the way back, which felt great. Now that I look at the map, I realize that one of the reasons I felt faster was because that leg was shorter. 🙂

I also realized how important it is for me to sight every 10-15 strokes or so when I’m unaccompanied, especially when there’s a current (and when isn’t there?). It was a fun swim, not too challenging, never difficult or boring, and while I feel a faint twinge in my right bicep tendon, this is nothing that a couple of advils before the race and two during can’t fix. I feel optimistic and enthused!

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