I will do a more fulsome post later – but suffice it to say that Saguaro was a great swim!  Unfortunately, I had to pull myself about 3/4 of the way through the swim due to a wrist injury.  I’ve had this happen before – so I wasn’t terribly concerned (other than the fact that I have three days of swimming ahead of me).  So, I made a decision that I have never made before – to pull myself out.  And, thankfully, I was okay with it.  I got some work done on it by an excellent massage therapist afterwards and, hopefully, I am good to go this morning.

The day proved to be pretty difficult for some.  We had a headwind and one friend said he is faster this year than last – but it took him 30 minutes longer this year.  The wind comes through those canyons and seems to speed up.  At times, I felt like I was swimming in a much larger body of water.  Water temp was around 66-67 and the air temp seasonably cool in the 70s.  For those of us who love cold water – the temps were lovely.

All in all a great day.  We head out now for Canyon Lake – another roughly 9 mile swim.  I expect people will tired today but will still have their great open water swimming IMG_0998 IMG_1010 DCIM100GOPROspirit!

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2 Responses to Saguaro

  1. Mom says:

    Sorry you had to pull out on the first swim day but sounds like it was the right decision. Have a great swim on your second leg today and hope all goes well with the wrist and you have less wind. to deal with. Great pictures!!! The lakes/scenery are just gorgeous. Godspeed.

  2. Barbara Ann says:

    Hope the wrist is better for today’s swim.. Will be looking forward to the update.

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