IM Louiville

IM Louiville
Bikes racked at Ironman Louisville 2010

Friday, August 11, 2006

Open Water Swim

This weekend, I will be going down to the lake to conduct an Open Water Swim clinic. For those of us in Chicago, Lake Michigan provides the perfect training ground to train for open water swims. This year, they even have 1/4 and 1/2 mile markers in the water so you can tell how far you've gone. People swim along the shoreline, and at any time, the water is shallow enough for you to stand up, so it gives you a little extra confidence.

Although getting down to the lake can be tricky (traffic, parking, etc.), once you get there, it's a wonderful experience. There's almost always other "crazies" with wetsuits jumping in for a quick swim. And there are always people walking, running, rollerblading or bike riding along the lakefront, so the scenery is always changing. It's pretty cool to swim alongside the beautiful Chicago lakefront. And it's ideal training for the upcoming Accenture Chicago Triathlon.

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