Had a pretty crummy swim Saturday due to the pool being too hot again. Can getting mad while swimming raise the blood pressure and get you even more dehydrated? I think of Fran Crippen who died during a competition in Greece probably due to hot water temps. Good thing this race is almost here. This week I just need to do some short swims perhaps some "sprints" - well, a little faster laps in my case. I will go today and then I may just wait until Friday to swim again when I get down to Maho Bay.
I joked that I don't act much like an athlete preparing for a competition... but for me swimming is more of a spiritual experience than an athletic one. I do have to be in good aerobic shape and have good technique, but beyond that it is more for that swimmer's high. I want to enjoy the water, be around other swimmers, see the gorgeous scenery above and below the surface, and feel that feeling of flying that I get sometimes. I hope to get in lots of time in the water in the VI.