Last weekend I came home after our 38 mile ride and actually said "I think I could just do the Half Ironman from here". I figured it's only a 50 mile bike ride and I was running 9 miles. I'm so close!
Well, I was jolted back to reality today when we had our open water swim practice at Coney Island. I don't know if it was my dinner Friday night, dinner with a mix of salt water, the wetsuit tight around my neck, or the 100 people in my intermediate group. But I was not feeling it yesterda morning. I wanted to stand up and ask if I could be done. Lesson learned: maybe don't have falafel, wine, hummus and the works the night before.
We swam between the rock areas that separated the water in the picture up above. It was a great day weatherwise, though. My first time to Coney Island and Brighton Beach. I only know the Q train from 59th & Lex to Herald Square...not all the way out to Brooklyn.
But I made it! It was only 7, so very calm and peaceful before the crowds.
|Getting Instructions from the Coaches|
We swam then hit the boardwalk for a run. Now, had I been feeling up to it, I would have had some Russian Food in Brighton Beach. But not today, another time. It was fun to see, lots of Russian, and old ladies in their swimsuits.
|Getting Ready for the Swim|
|Everyone Suited Up for the Swim|
One last shot:
I couldn't NOT take a shot of Nathan's. No, I didn't have a hotdog like the rest of the team afterwards. A few people stopped on the Boardwalk for a chili dog post run.