I’m out of my mind… tonight I registered myself for 10k worth of swimming split – between 2 swims! I’ve decided to make my way back to Long Beach for the second weekend in a row to do the Pacific Open Water Challenge 5k. This is masters sanctioned and was picked up in the SPMA open water schedule not too long ago. If you want to swim this weekend in Long Beach there is also a 1/2 mile swim and a 1 mile swim available.
All the information and entry details for this race are available at: www.pacificopenwater.com
The real reason that I decided to step up and do such a big swim is that I’ve been wanting to do Big Shoulders in Chicago for quite a while. I even blog-dreamed about it way back in March. Since I am going to be in Chicago a few days after Big Shoulders for the United States Aquatics Sports convention as a delegate for SPMA I stretched out my time on the midwest coast to make sure I could find a way to do this swim. I’m still figuring out flights and places to stay and stuff like that, but if nothing else I am now a registered swimmer for the event. On top of being a super cool 5k swim, this is also the USMS Open Water 5k Championships! This will be the 2nd open water national championships that I’ll have the chance to do this year (I swam the 1 mile open water championships at Lake Millerton back in May). I’m stoked, apprehensive… but stoked :)