Sunday, May 23, 2010

First summer swim on Crystal Lake

The lake is exceptionally warm this year. Who says global warming isn't real? First we get half as much snow as Washington and New York, and now Crystal Lake is over 60 degrees before Memorial Day? Until I have ocean front property, I guess global warming is working for me.

Gary, John and I did 3 miles and it felt good. Also along for the ride were Jaime and Liz who went about 1.5 miles. It was crisp (read cold) at first but then felt good. The last 1/2 mile I did start to get cold again and get that numb lip almost slurry speech thing going on, but we were done so it didn't matter. I recommend the two bathing cap and one hoodie approach until it gets a bit warmer.

Looking forward to some more lake swims before the big race June 13th. Next training swim with my friend 'al fresco' ---> Friday 5/28 @6am. Cheers!


MaineSport said...

Keep us up to date on the schedule. One of these day's I'll join you. Fist open water race is June 6 for me, so this Fri-Mon might be my only opportunity. I'm thrilled the lakes are warmer!

Mary IronMatron said...

That pic is gorgeous!
I can handle 60 for a bit, I think... but you are a trooper for going for 3 miles in 60 degree water!
Hopefully I can swing Mem Day!

maria conley said...
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maria conley said...

Chica, did you say warm waters?? Maine, is one of the coldest state in New England. Even in the summer the waters in Maine are way too cold for me!!!! Good job swimming those 3!!!

Wendy said...

Fabulous shot!

It makes me a bit jealous, but at least we're hoping to get into the lake early this year, too.

paul said...

I felt cold just by reading this post but the photo is magnificent.