Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Last Wednesday evening Rob, Pete and I swam at 5:30. The water was 56, very clear with none of the mud that was evident off of Shell Beach during the day, and kind'a choppy under a dieing wind. We swan the left side of the triangle route; out along the pier, to the last buoy on the left and back to the pier. Rob, Kris and I stayed for dinner.
On Sunday the 18th the water was 55, clear and flat. No real surf but some occasional large swells. I swam the whole triangle, Sylvia and Bobby swam the buoy line. Bobby is new to the area, lives in Grover Beach and is doing the Escape From Alcatraz tri in a few weeks. Welcome and hope to see more of you!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Rob is at a meet and with the wind out of the south and gusting to over 30mph today would be more of a true open water swim than I will tackle alone.
We will swim Wednesday evening at 5:30.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wednesday Evening, April 7th, 2010

Wow, it was very crowded at the beach, even at 5 PM, with people enjoying spring break and the warm sunny weather. The water was 53.5 and choppy, with a steady breeze from right to left. It was not strong enough to push up any whitecaps but each leg would have it's own character. Rob and I swam the triangle route in the clockwise direction, making the longest leg straight into the chop. It took us 35 minutes and was a great workout, with the surface conditions adding to the effort by bending your body every which way depending on our orientation to the chop.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Rob was late getting home from a meet in Semi Valley, rain was predicted and and I had an invitation to breakfast, so, nobody swam today. Rob and I are going to try for Wedmesday at 5:30.