Today I found myself at the startline at The Henley Swim ready to take on my first ever open water swimming event.
I felt a bit like a fraud, surrounded by confident swimmers, knowing I'd only had a month of training & one previous OWS session. My expectations were to complete in around 30mins & I started purposefully at the back...
I found my groove & before I knew it the finish line was in sight. By some incredible stroke of luck I finished with a half mile PB of 21.58 & I was shaking with adrenaline & pure joy...♥️ You can read about my training over on the @simplyswimuk blog & my event review should be live soon!
We came, we saw, we swooshed. A lot of love for this weekend; a much needed escape from London Town and the opportunity to take part in a beautiful and iconic event run by the wonderful @theoutdoorswimmingsociety . Kindreds spirited down the river Avon, through the estuary Swoosh and on to the blissful golden sands of Bantham beach. Like a tired child I rub salty stroppy tears from my eyes at having to leave such a wonderful place. Until next time, until next year, until our next salty kisses with the waves. #OpenWaterSwimming#WildSwimming#BanthamSwoosh#OWS#Swimming#SeaSwimmimg
💁🏻♀️ Well the ocean and I are still just acquaintances! Not besties yet!
->> OWS with Zoe-Go Athletics Florida and some amazing ladies who I just loved watching do their drills in the ocean. BadAss!!! I will be that someday 🤣
->> Zoe corrected my strokes and I’m getting there. 🤣😏🧜♀️
Mahalo Zoe! 🌺🤙🏼
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Ironman Muncie 70.3 SWIM: Up bright and early at 4:00am to get food parking and not feel rushed. Met up with our Rogue team. Lots of laughs. Water temp was a balmy 82.6. Line up with the :46-:50 swim group in the new rolling start. Liz and I were both aiming for :50 min. Last year I did this race at a 2:14/100y pace with a wetsuit and knew the course last year was long at 2263y. I figured I could still do this pace or be slightly over without a wetsuit. I LOVE the new rolling start. 6 athletes in the water via corrals every 5 seconds. Started out with plenty of space and I was immediately in a rhythm. Sighting seemed to be going well and soon I was passing swimmers. I began to wonder if I was going to hard but my breathing seemed to be under control. Made the first turn, congestion here and had a man 2 hand shove me away from him. 😒 I started feeling water under my swim cap and realized it had slipped off my head. Fixed it. Continue. Turn the next buoy and BAM! There’s the sun. I had to stop several times to reorient myself and fix my swim cap again. My watched buzzed at 2000y and I’m like damn, I’ve still got a ways to go. But I’m still swimming awesome. Swim cap comes off AGAIN. This time I just try and take it off but it’s stuck in my goggles so I just left it and it was like trying to swim with a water balloon behind my head because it kept filling with water. Come out of the water 55:30. I’m mad. Rip my swim cap off and wonder what happened because I felt so good in the water. Once I finished my race and saw my stats I felt SO much better. Swim PR! I swam a course of 2506y for a 2:13 pace without a wetsuit! #ironmanmuncie#immuncie703#ironmanmuncie2018#triathlete#swim#ows
Lot’s of accomplishments today for Redline and our community!
Mary Dier, Connie Schroyer, Kristie Cromer and Chris Matthews all completed their first open water 1.2 mile swim at today’s Port Orange Open Water Swim Challenge!
Shoutout to Runner's High Timing and Race Management for putting on such a well organized event and to Brendan Galbreth of Aunt Catfish's on the River for hosting and supporting with a great location!
Kristie placed in the 1.2 mile distance and Kaytlynn Milliken placed in 500 meter distance!
Meanwhile, Jessica Futch Yelvington was at LA Fitness and swam her longest distance to date - 1700 meters!
Redliners didn’t end their day there though. All those who raced in the Open Water Swim also biked and ran. Caitlin H. Jones completed her longest ride for a total of 30 miles today!
Congratulations also to the Ormond Beach Triathlon Club and Atlantic Coast Triathlon Club for competing and placing in today’s event as well!
Special thanks to our team photographer and fellow Redliner, James Chris Cromer of Cromer Photography for some amazing shots!
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