Lessons learned today while practicing open water ocean swimming
Just keep swimming
Sight every 5 th stroke since unlike a pool no black line on bottom of the ocean to follow
Exhale in the water to prevent panic don't hold your breath icy water triggers a diving reflex and sends your heart racing.....counter act by exhaling into the water like your in a pool!
Seals are fast and curious don't try to out swim them
Transitioning from ocean to bike after running across the sand is messy!
Riding a bike in your wet trisuit is cold, and no naked time Mom trisuit under wetsuit! Bike and run in trisuit!
Today was dense fog Air temp 62 no wind super calm swell 3-4feet no chop
Water temp is 59 love my full wetsuit and my aquasphere seal 180 googles! I love swimming with these googles you can see everything so far that means sand and seaweed and a seal God help me if I see any biting creatures!
Running after swimming and biking feels like your legs are noodles go slower than you normally would