It’s been about 9 months since I’ve been in Lake Michigan. And with the Chicago Triathlon in less than 2 months, it was time to get back in it. Dare2Tri hold Open Water Swim (OWS) sessions in it, so I went downtown to take part Tuesday night. What I didn’t know was that Life Time was also doing one of their five training sessions at the same time.
So instead of it being the handful of us in the lake, we had several hundred people along with us. Even with those crowds of people, the swim still went well. With Eric Robb guiding me, we made it through a 1/2 mile swim. The time was about 2 minutes faster than my ITU time, so something to build on / from.
I’ll have a couple more chances for OWS practices before the Triathlon.