Thanks!

allanl16allanl16 Miami, FloridaMember

Yesterday I finished my first marathon swim (Swim Around Key West 12.5 mi) and I wanted to give a tremendous thanks to the forum (+loneswimmer's blog) for being such a priceless resource. Mentally, it was the most difficult thing I've ever completed and I honestly don't think I would have been prepared if it wasn't for you all. Thank you for answering all my questions with great detail and being such a phenomenal community in general. Keep on swimming!

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  • JustinJustin Member

    Congrats Allan, how did you do and how did you feel? I thought the first two miles were rough but it got a lot better after Flemming bridge with the current, my arms and shoulders are still sore.

    allanl16
  • allanl16allanl16 Miami, FloridaMember

    Justin said: Congrats Allan, how did you do and how did you feel? I thought the first two miles were rough but it got a lot better after Flemming bridge with the current, my arms and shoulders are still sore.

    Thanks Justin, you too! The first 2 miles were extremely brutal. I was being tossed around and even saw a kayaker flip over. If I had any doubts whether I could finish the race it was definitely during those first few miles.

    My abs are really sore and I strained my left shoulder but it was all worth it!

  • IronMikeIronMike Arlington, VACharter Member

    Congrats! That's quite an epic marathon for your first. Welcome to the obsession!

    allanl16

    Please join the Lake Issyk Kul Swimming Federation on FB!

  • flystormsflystorms Memphis, TNMember

    Great job. That's a fun event. The times were wicked fast this weekend too.

    allanl16
  • JaimieJaimie NYCCharter Member

    Congrats @allanl16 ! This was my first swim over 10k too and still one of my mentally tougher swims I think so huge kudos on pushing through and wish you many many wonderful swims ahead!

    allanl16
  • allanl16allanl16 Miami, FloridaMember

    Jaimie said: Congrats @allanl16 ! This was my first swim over 10k too and still one of my mentally tougher swims I think so huge kudos on pushing through and wish you many many wonderful swims ahead!

    Way to go! You too!

    Jaimie
  • msathletemsathlete Victoria, British Colubia, CanadaGuest

    How fabulous. Congratulations to you!

    allanl16
  • allanl16allanl16 Miami, FloridaMember
    edited June 2017

    msathlete said: How fabulous. Congratulations to you!

    Thank you so much!

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