Note: At this point, Ironman Canada in August 2020 is still on as scheduled. As with all the Covid-19 disruptions, we have no way to know how late summer will play out but we can remain positive, hold on to hope and continue to train as best as we can.
With gyms and pools are mostly closed, athletes have been doing a great job getting creative with dry land swimming and other outdoor workouts. As it is almost May, it’s a great time to start transitioning to open water swimming. In the Seattle area where summer is slow to build, early May is usually the first chance to get into the lakes for open water swimming.
Wait, did we say swimming? Did we say outside? In a lake??? We did!
The first rule of open water swimming is safety. So the first outings are actually not about diving in and seeing how far you can go. Instead, they are about making sure your body and brain are ready to swim in open water.
Jump on in, the water is freaking cold!