Green Mountain Swimming
Back to the Green Mountains of Vermont, and green they are, the scenery is lush with green grass, the smell of hay and a steamy feel to the air. Once off the plane from Ireland me and my sister hit the 90 degree air with a wham, I am like a fish needing to be slid back into the water, top on the list is to slide me back into my favourite local Open Water Lake, the ” Green River Reservoir”, with 19 miles of shoreline and no motorized boats she is a real gem, me and Robbin both venture out on our return from Ireland, what a treat…
After drinking in the view it is time to hit the water, time to get going, today a 10km swim, this week on the docket 50,000 meters.
How? One stroke after another, Robbin and I get ready by the waters edge…
Point and Swim
The plan is point and swim, head down and do what I am told, work on fast feeds and clock some major meters, lucky for me I have some swim buddies ready to keep me company in the water, that’s us in the distance….
Out into the familiar waters I go, everything is delightful, the warm sun on my back, the smells of the lush tree covered banks and the sound of the loons singing, it feels like magic, as I swim I think ” enjoy right now, what a journey” and I do, on I swim.
Before I know it the swim is over, it is time to dry off, load the boat on the car and prepare for the rest of the week, we get loaded up, driving home I ponder…” how amazing that just 6 weeks ago this water was bitingly cold, a bone chilling 47 degrees, now mother nature has heated this play ground right up and I am frolicking like a dolphin in Hawaii, yet it can change so quick…..and it most likely will”, I think to myself, ”
50,000 meters complete
Turns out the weather does not change this week, under clear sunny skies some terrific swims:
Thursday 8.5 km
Add strength training and Yoga and you have a good training week and one tired Kiwi…..
What will mother nature deliver for next week’s schedule of 59km? I’ll keep you posted, but here’s a hint……good week for a duck
” The successful man is the average man focused “
– Author Unknown