Thursday, May 7, 2009

Jordan Lake is Nice

Yesterday after I got home from work, Marty and I drove out almost to Pittsboro to meet up with some local triathletes for a run-swim-run. One of the guys lives out there and has a beautiful house about 3 miles away from a protected cove in Jordan Lake. Some people run down to the cove, swim, then run back, some do one of the runs and the swim and some just meet for the swim. We did the whole thing and it was fantastic! The water was beautiful and it’s nice to get some more open water practice. Most wore wetsuits, but you didn’t really need it after you got going (the temperature was probably in the low to mid 70’s on the top). It was so nice to sit in Marty’s draft (he wasn’t going very hard) and swim in a beautiful lake. On the run back we tried to pick it up a bit and I felt pretty good.

Once back at the house, there was food, drinks, and a hot tub to complete the evening.

So I actually swam twice – and I really can’t think if I’ve ever done that before. The swim at the lake wasn’t too long (less than a mile) but yeah, I totally did a double. Now if it would just stop storming in the evenings so I could actually get a good ride in…

3 comments:

runningyankee said...

wow.... mind if i tag along with you guys sometime? i've heard about this swim and would love to try it.

BriGaal said...

Of course! I'll send you an email.

Maijaleena said...

I always remember Jordan Lake being a little choppy. I must have gone on the wrong days:) Good workout!