I'm headed to Lake Anna this week to jump in the water a bit to test the shrinkage factor, bike the Rumpus course, and camp out Saturday night. I'll be out there with a couple others doing OWS, and maybe tri working on some of those transition thingies (what sport am I doing again?).
Camping will be free at my spot, waterfront site. There will be fire, chest beating, and maybe a bewski or ten.
Rinse and repeat on Sunday.
If you want to come, want to grab a ride with me, email me at trevor(dot)albert(at)gmail and I'll hook you up with the deets. C'mon, it's what all the cool kids are doing.
Leaving out of Alexandria, Va around between 730/830 on Saturday morning. Return Sunday at....
Sounds like a cool way to prep for Rumpus in the Bumpass, the Kinetic Half, or even PeasantMan, all events in the area.
I am tempted to join you for Saturday and head home afterwards on Saturday. I am doing the Rumpass and don't have any other great options for open-water warm ups beforehand.
I can't make it this weekend, but was thinking of doing one next weekend.
I've never done an OWS before memorial day... what's the dilly on swimming when it's not technically "open" yet? is it at your own risk? do I have to be on the lookout for the park 5-0?
@chuck, shoot me an email if you're interested and I'll give you more detail on the plan.
@lainey, I'm also going out next weekend (9/10 Apr), where we'll have a coach with us on Sunday. People live out on the lake there at Lake Anna, so as far as I know swimming isn't off limits. I've never seen the po-po out there, not to say they are never there... It's pretty much swim at your own risk any place you swim outside. It's always good to have folks on kayaks or something to throw you a line, but I don't have any nearby. Swim close to shore I guess, and with a partner. I can give you additional detail after this weekend. Another post will be made for 9/10 Apr.
Like I said, drop me a line (my email in OP) if you want to come and I'll include you on my email distro with our schedule.
(FYI, this isn't an official DC Tri thing, I'm just trying to get some like minded folks to come hang out, practice, and maybe make some new friends)
I have decided to go with next weekend. I will shoot an email but, as it stands now, count on me to participate! Thanks for putting this together.
I'm so there for next weekend! Awesome!
I'll send you an email...
So you still planning to do this OWS on April 9/10? I am thinking about going down on the 9th as I have a new wetsuit to try out and could use some OWS practice. What time are folks meeting and is it obvious where to meet once there? I have never been.
Did you end up swimming last weekend? How was the water temp? I'm not going to have a chance to make it out there before Rumpass, but would be interested to hear how cold the water was. Also, can someone post on here after this weekend about the temps? Thanks
Yes, I am. I'll be down there on Saturday and Sunday. I'm trying to decide when to head down, as the weather is threatening to rain. I'd rather not transport my bike in the rain if I don't have to. Shoot me an email (above) and I'll put you on my distro. I'll also let you know when and where.
I did swim this past weekend! It was definitely cold where I got in (a couple miles north of the Marina where RitB will be). I'd say high 50s? Cold, though. I swam with a full suit and I was comfortable. A friend who swam with me on Sunday swam in a sleeveless and she was cold. Then again, she doesn't do well in cold, take that for what you will.
I was swimming in it just fine. After this weekend I'll post again.