Summer has arrived early, and Ohio Street Beach was the place to be this morning. The beach is quite serene and sparsely populated at 6:30am. The only other swimmers out there were two fellows training for Ironman Coeur d’Alene in two weeks. A few intrepid souls arrived about an hour later, but by that time the lakefront had long since lost any semblance of tranquility.
The swim lane rope markers are now up, and the water temperature is ideal. I’d estimate we broke the 60F barrier (at least at this venue) which meant I could finally ditch the gloves, booties, and neoprene cap. I still kept the thermo shirt on – although I’ll probably shed that next week.