Racing is fun, but it can exact a toll – physically but also psychologically. The combination of long distance and high intensity in open water races can deplete one’s glycogen stores dramatically, and the result can be temporary lethargy in the water. In my experience this summer, while I wasn’t noticeably affected by races up… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: October 2010
UPDATE: Daily News of OWS remembers Fran Crippen: , ,  In the span of only about 24 hours, the open water swimming community has been reminded twice – in the most tragic way possible - that our sport may have more in common with mountain climbing than it does with pool swimming. Open water swimming can… Read more »
This deserves its own post. Karah’s husband Ben made this video from helmet-cam footage he took on a stand-up paddleboard. Pretty good stuff. I love the haunting Nick Drake music in the second half. Swim the Suck Tennessee River Gorge 10 Mile Swim from Ben Friberg on Vimeo.
Despite my best efforts, the 2010 open-water season is now over! Like Rob, my original plan was relatively modest compared to the end result (though it seemed ambitious at the time). At first, I aimed to run the gauntlet of USMS open-water national championship series – North Carolina, California, Colorado, Virginia, and Indiana – and… Read more »
RESULTS. Daily News of Open Water Swimming article. Swim the Suck would be my last race of the year: an epic season finale, the longest swim of my life, and a test run for even longer events next year.
RESULTS here. Preview post here. Daily News of OWS article here. The phrase “little red lighthouse” may evoke something quaint and isolated – possibly in Maine – but make no mistake: This is a big, urban swim. After a summer of so many rural lake swims, I was looking for an excuse to try one of NYC Swim‘s well… Read more »
The results for the USMS summer postal events are “posted”! Congrats to friend-of-the-blog Adam B. for smokin’ fast times in both events! 5K results 10K results
This morning, while 45,000 runners sweated through an unseasonably warm October morning in the Chicago Marathon, I went for a nice long swim in Lake Michigan. I was joined in this outing by my new friend Thomas – ultra-distance cyclist, fellow Point swimmer and, it turns out, owner of a sea kayak! After a recent Point… Read more »
One more from our swim last Sunday. Thanks, Louise, for the wonderful photo.
In case you missed them on my Twitter feed, here are a couple videos I took at Sunday’s group swim at the Point. A few intrepid souls will continue swimming into November, but for many this was the last swim until spring. The air was chilly that morning – about 50F – and the water not… Read more »