Sunday, August 15, 2010

Daddy 1 million, Sharks 0

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.

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