Monday, May 29, 2006

My longest swim ever, ever, ever.

Today Husband and I donned wetsuits and did an open water training swim out at Cochiti Dam Resevoir, about 25 miles north of Albuquerque.
We went from the the swim area straight across to the another shore and back. We mapped it using, and found the round trip to be around 2.6 miles. Whew! I had a few rests on my back, to catch my breath, and Husband spent a lot of time waiting for me to catch up. We did it in 1:47:18, which is actually pretty good time for me. Originally, I just wanted to swim out to this tower (picture right) but once we got there, it was practically at the other shoreline, so we just kept going. (Okay, that's a lie. Husband said, "why don't we just keep going?" and I groaned and agreed. I groan because I am the queen of sloth and will frequently avoid any kind of heavy lifting. Husband has committed himself to a lifetime of saving me from myself in that respect, and for it, I thank him. Often.)

Then we headed to Whole Foods and loaded up on goodies, e.g., Soy Delicious Decadence, Chocolate Almond Brownie Fudge. (The vegan equivalent of a pint of Hagen Daas)

This weekend [June 3] we have the Milkman Sprint Triathlon in Dexter, New Mexico. I've heard the water is disgusting. I promise a full report, including the funk rating. Wish me luck; the "trophies" are cool retro ceramic milk bottles, and I want one.


  1. That's fantastic!! Well done!!!!

  2. holy carp, a 2-mile swim? jeebs, I'm impressed!

  3. You swam 2.6 miles already? That half ironman swim is a wee bit shorter than that. You're an over achiever. :)


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