Friday, June 11, 2010

Great Chesapeake Bay Swim: Hemingway's or bust

Can I stay in between the bridges with strong currents?

We leave at 4pm today for Maryland. Sunday is the race.
Hemingway's Marina is the finish point.
I have successfully been putting it out of my mind until now.
It's going to be long. It's going to hurt. It's going to be like nothing I have ever done before.
How's that for a prelude to turning 40?

I've done 3 miles in the ocean. It's exhausting.
But 4.4 miles along with 600 others and no room for error, yikes.
I sure hope the conditions are good.

After this I'm resting for a bit. Swimming for ME will be just swimming
for fun for a while. No "training". Just summer fun.

With Kathy's help I promise to bring back some good pictures.
Due to an injury she'll be cheering us on and snapping photos.
(and gathering info for next year when she'll win her age group!).

Live results at

Here goes nothing!


Rob D. said...

Good luck out there! I hope I get a chance to meet you on the beach somewhere!

Wendy said...

You can SO do this! Have a good swim, and I'll look forward to reading your race report!

FFigawi said...

Good luck Alina!

Mary IronMatron said...

Good Luck, Bean!!!!!
I'll be tracking you! I'll be tracking you and John and cheering at my computer!