Saturday, March 3, 2012

Pier Swim March 3rd

The water was calmer than yesterday but colder.  The current was milder and moving north to south.  I went around without fins and it felt like I was going nowhere as I swam. still says 57-59 degrees but my head and face hurt today for a couple of minutes.  I think it's a bit chillier than 57-59.
I stayed cold throughout and was still cold at home a full hour later.  A kayaker went by me off the end of the pier-I waved and he returned the wave. 
Lots of people at the beach today enjoying a beautiful day-no clouds, air temp 70 at the beach.  There were about twenty people in the water waist high having fun.  Well, maybe 8 people waist high and the others knee high. 
I didn't time my swim but it was about a mile at 40 minutes-I'm guessing.  I think the cold just sapped my energy today.  I'll try to get out tomorrow.

"The first time you quit is the last time you try."

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Mid-Afternoon Swim Rough-Water Oceanside

I've been kept out of the water this week with pain problems-seriously jeopardizing my swim streak.  I had off today for appointments so I got a swim in.  I just need a swim tomorrow for the streak to continue.  The water was rough today, with a big 2-3 foot chop to it.  There was a strong current running north to south.  I wore fins-essential for me today.  Surfline still has the water temp at 57-59 degrees, but my head hurt for a minute or two when I got in.  It was chilly.
The swim through the surf zone was a workout-took me 2-3 minutes.
The water had a pretty green color overshadowing the usual blue.  Bits of kelp here and there in the ocean.
I swam north to south and the waves were big on the south side-not neat waves, but big, sloppy waves throwing me around. Fun.  I sure needed the 35 minutes of cold and excitement.

"The first time you quit is the last time you try."