Swim Report – October 17, 2009 – Rough Seas!

Brief but intense would be a good way to describe this morning’s swim. I was expecting water temps in the 53F range, but the mercury came in at 48F – still much higher than the 40F air temp. Carol came out as well as Fred, a new Lake Monster and now part of the sub-50F club.

We had choppy water conditions with fairly large swells. Because of this, we chose to do 1/4 mile laps back and forth from Ladder #1. I wore my thermo shirt under my wetsuit which proved to be too much insulation. I did, though, greatly appreciate the neoprene foot covers.

Overall a great swim workout as far as physical exertion. We didn’t worry too much about technique or finesse. In these conditions, it’s all about managing the elements and powering through the chops. It’s never pretty, but it sure is fun!

Sunrise

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Fred, Lake Monster #33

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Treading water

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In the arena

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Today’s Ladder #1 footage

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afD8RgPrIKc&rel=0&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&feature=player_profilepage&fs=1]

4 Comments

  1. diver dave
    October 19, 2009

    WHAT CAN I SAY ? DUE TO THE SUNSHINE AND WARM AIR I DECIDED TO VISIT LADDER #1 FOR A SWIM. THE WATER WAS 51 DEGREES AND THE AIR CLOSE TO 60 . WITH THE NEAR MIRROR FLAT WATER AND VERY SUNNY BLUE SKY I WOULD HAVE KICKED MYSELF IF I HAD MISSED OUT ON THE SWIM I REALLY DO NOT THING WE WILL GET MANY MORE NICE DAYS LIKE THIS . I ALSO WAS ABLE TO GET IN SOME QUALITY TIME IN THE INNER TUBE TO ENJOY THE VIEW. THE LADDER AND THE 1/2 MILE OF BARS LOOKED REALLY SHINEY TODAY !

  2. diver dave
    October 17, 2009

    WOW I MUST SAY, OLD LADDER #1 SURE LOOKED BRIGHT AND SHINEY IN YOUR VIDEO CLIP. I AM SO HAPPY THAT SOME CRIMINAL SCRAPED AND SANDED THE RUST SPOTS THEN SPRAY PAINTED THE LADDER WITH 2 COATS OF RUSTOLEUM WHITE PRIMER AND 2 COATS OF FLOURSCENT ORANGE. WITH ANY LUCK THE WEATHER WILL BE WARN NEXT WEEK TO TOUCH UP THE BARS ON THE WALL.
    I AM HOPING FOR A SUNDAY MORNING SWIM

  3. Danny
    October 17, 2009

    Hey Steve…Thanks for the Great Update !! Welcome New LM Fred…. Hope to see you all soon….. Danny

  4. Amanda Hunt
    October 17, 2009

    Washing machine!!
    Anyone swimming tomorrow?


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