Three thousand eight hundred and sixty meters. That’s 3.86 kilometers, or 2.4 miles. That’s the distance I will swim during the Arizona Ironman in November. It will take me somewhere between 70 and 80 minutes for this swim. That’s a pretty long time to stay in the water – especially in Tempe town lake (which has pretty nasty water). Hopefully, my wet suit will help with flotation and therefore speed.
|Lifetime Fitness Pool in Scottsdale|
To prepare for the swim, today I swam 3,000+ meters in the clear waters of the Lifetime Fitness swimming pool. It took me about an hour, but I felt pretty good throughout the swim. Fortunately, the pool was quite empty this evening (which is quite unusual). It was a gorgeous evening with a few clouds and a nice gentle breeze. The dog days of the Arizona summer are finally coming to an end. Even Starbucks has started serving their pumpkin-spiced latte.
Tomorrow is October!