31 May '14, 6pm

This morning, my friend Brandi and I tackled an open water swim. My very first of the season…

This morning, my friend Brandi and I tackled an open water swim. My very first of the season…

This morning, my friend Brandi and I tackled an open water swim. My very first of the season. Woo to the hoo! The Lake Norman YMCA hosts a bi-monthly open water swim throughout the summer. It’s a very popular event and excellent practice for triathlons. I’ve never done it before, but Brandi has, and she warned me that there’s usually big crowds. So we woke up super early and arrived at check-in just as they were opening. We ended up being the first in line! Totally worth it. The course is a big 750 meter rectangle. You have the option to just do one loop but can do as many as you can squeeze in before 10 AM. So there are all sorts of athletes at the event – first-timers to accomplished Ironmans. I got into the water figuring that I’d do one 750 meter loop, which is pretty close to what I do in the pool. But… the water was so lovely and warm. And there was ZERO PRESSURE bec...

Full article: http://www.healthytippingpoint.com/2014/05/open-water-suc...

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