Yesterday was the Boston Light Swim - an 8 mile swim that started out at the Boston Light House and ended at the L Street Bath House in Southie. The water temperature was similar to what it should be in the Channel - between 57 and 62 degrees. And the seas - yesterday it was almost like a lake out there (perhaps I can get lucky and it will be calm when I cross the Channel).
I felt really good about the swim. Not only did I finish feeling strong, but I also shaved close to 45 minutes off of the time I got last year. This year I finished in 2 hours and 58 minutes; about a 22 minute mile.
Crossing the finishing line:
Here is my cheering squad:
Andrew and me enjoying a post-race beer:
Talking about the time with Andrew and Emmett (the captain of my escort boat):
I feel great today - not stiff, not sore - I feel ready to swim.