This morning I really wanted to test out my swimming abilities in open
water. I felt more than a little silly putting a cap and goggles on,
but it seemed like the best way.
I have to figure out how big the swimming area is at our hotel, but I
swam there and back. I swam the first leg in 5 minutes and the way
back in 4. The funny thing about that is that I actually felt stronger
swimming the first part.
I found out that when I swim and breathe on the left side (the 2nd
length), I tend to also veer left. I'm guessing it will be a bit
easier to swim in a straight line during the tri since there will be
lots of other people there.
The waves today are definitely something new to contend with. I wonder
how today will compare with the actual tri. The worst part of the
ocean is the salt. The entire time - since the first stroke I took -
all I could think of was how thirsty I was.