I know what ya’ll are thinking. Brrr. You’re absolutely right. But it’s also really beautiful this time of year. The autumn colors are out (gorgeous red and brown). The lake temp is about 70, which is cold, but not terrible yet.
Like I said in my previous post about open water swimming, most of our training these days is swimming. I prefer open water swimming. Long distances are easier in lakes than in the pools, and more beautiful. Here are some nice pictures of Mauch Chunk Lake in Jim Thorpe, PA. It’s about 90 minutes north of Philadelphia and in the Pocono foothills. The swimming is getting brisk now that’s it’s almost November. For some reason I can bare it as long as I have an insulated swim cap on. Here are some pictures of our latest swim trip
And my favorite picture. A picture of Jonathan Taqqu using me as a ladder to tie the rope for our leanto shelter.