My husband is a co-race director for a National swim championship here in Lake Placid. I believe the course is similar to the one for the Ironman swim. His primary role is safety, which is a huge undertaking given the potential for drowning.
It’s funny for me that my husband is so big in the distance swim scene and the last time I did anything that could be called swimming was in 2005 when we snorkeled off the Great Barrier Reef. I was severely hungover and my husband had to tow me back to shore because I got so tired. Not cool. I was in really terrible shape then. I checked into rehab a few months later.
It’s chilly up here in Lake Placid! It’s in the low to mid-50s today. Tomorrow it’s supposed to reach the high 60s. I have a 16 mile run to do and I’m planning loops around Mirror Lake while the swim event is happening. The hardest segment of the run will be the strip down Main Street where I’ll have to dodge pedestrians and/or cars. If I get my lazy ass out of bed early enough, traffic should be easier, but who am I kidding?