Friday, May 25, 2012

Calling an end to my streak.

I was reading my swim logs and it looks like I'm safe calling my streak a success.  I got many swims in and did the cold water swims through the winter months successfully.
I've driven by the beach the last several days and the water is dirty from the Oceanside Harbor dredging and it is also too warm to be called a challenge.
The last time that I tried to swim through the winter with just trunks was about 9 years ago, and I only made it through the first week of February.  In that year's attempts, I was wearing a short-sleeved rash guard also to keep me a bit warmer. 
So, it looks like I improved a bit in my cold water tolerance, and my swimming improved along the way.
I think that I'll just do the swims now as I feel the need.  I'm not sure if I'll continue posting the blog or not.  Thanks for your reading.

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

Monday, May 21, 2012

Avila Beach Pier Swim

I was able to sneak in a swim on our quick trip to see our daughter play her concert in San Luis Obispo.  I got in at Avila Beach and swam out to the first white buoy that says "Detour Underground Pipe"  and than circled it and came straight back in.  Took me 40 minutes and was fun.  It was chilly so I hardly gave the recent shark thing a thought.  A lady told me that a dog peed on my towel while I was out, so that was different.  Up there the beach is a more relaxed atmosphere, I think, because the bad guys haven't taken over yet.  I don't know how far my swim was.  I hope it was over a mile.  No pictures-too bad.  You'll have to look at Rob Aquatics Blog for photos of the Avila Beach area.

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