I’m here in Denver for my sister’s wedding (yay!). Before the festivities began I got an early morning workout. I found a lake nearby called Union Reservoir. There were inland pelicans, 3-foot swells and snow. Perfect!!! I swam for 90 minutes in the 48-degree water (34-degree air). Three things happened that I learned from:
- Swimming in the same direction as the waves makes you feel like you’re drowning. Waves force the legs down into the water. That provides a downward pulling sensation that caught me off-guard at first (i.e. I thought I was going to die).
- The altitude here means I breath more – obvious and true.
- My right hand cramped open, preventing me from scooping the water. This made me swim crooked and more slowly than usual. I kept up a 2 mph pace by kicking more. I hope the hand cramping was a one-time thing.
As always, here are some pictures to lend credibility to my crazy yarns.