Brian's Blog‎ > ‎

VOWSA Canada Day swim

posted Jul 2, 2012, 9:50 AM by Brian Taylor
I signed up for the VOWSA Canada Day swim at Sasamat Lake this year as preparation for the Ironman swim. I entered the 4k division. Yesterday morning was a typically miserable Canada Day, with air temperature of about 13 C and light showers. I ended up dropping out after 2k because I was feeling quite cold. In fact, when I went to return my timing chip I had trouble speaking. I was happy with my swim though, and perhaps if my training hadn't been interrupted I would have completed the 4k. I didn't cramp, which is a big deal for me. I did find that my sighting skills were weak, so I'll have to work on that in the ocean over the next few weeks. I also think I should work on my kick. I actually chose not to kick to lessen the chance of cramping, but I may have finally figured out the correct dietary interventions to overcome the cramps (at least I hope so!).