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Friday, September 27, 2013

I Love Open Water Swimming!

When I got back into swimming, I started in a pool, of course.  Leading up to triathlons, I made myself move my training to open water a few weeks before.  Last year it was a chore - a little scary, harder to find a rhythm.  

This year, I really focused on smooth breathing, and a good rhythm, and after one tough swim really fell in love with open water swimming.  Going a mile is like going for a long walk - a little tired at the end, but I feel like I could keep going if I stop for a drink.  

I decided to meet up with the Open Water Chicago group that meets most weekends, early in the morning.  I definitely like swimming with a group over plodding along alone.