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Adding on to the discussion of yesterday’s OWS…
First–the weekend was a blast and the Peasantman was so well organized and facilitated. It was a great experience and I’m glad I met so many of you there!
Next, I did about 10 OWS at National Harbor last summer, completed our clinic and feel fairly confident in the water. Saturday afternoon was my first time (ever) swimming in a wet suit and I did two laps at Lake Anna and felt comfortable with my time, speed, breathing, etc.
I can’t wrap my head around why yesterday’s swim was such a challenge. I felt like my wet suit was choking me and never quite got my breathing down. It was tough and I spent about half of it doing the back stroke.
Potential contributing factors:
- no warm up swim due to having to wait for a timing chip
- perhaps swallowed water
Did anyone else have issues? Do we have to wear a wet suit in Jamestown? I feel like I’d rather pass on the free speed if it means I can swim consistently.