I got into Charlotte around 11:30 this morning and I was pretty tired from flying all night. My plan was to get out to swim with SwimMAC Masters to wake myself up and get all that travel out of my system. En route I made a detour to a Target to buy a towel and some Gatorade. I forgot to pack a towel (again – on Friday in ATL I had to borrow one from my friend Cindy to get me through the day!), and I know I need to drink all day to make sure I don’t get dehydrated tomorrow.
Once I got into the pool I found Coach Patty and as it turned out she had Masters swimmers in the water right then. I thought that I was just going to sneak in some lap swim, but since they were mid workout I hopped in and split a lane with one of her guys that’s swimming the 1 miler tomorrow at Lake Norman. I swam maybe 800 yards with the team and then continued on for a while solo to get to around 1500 total. Not an earth shattering amount of yardage, but enough to loosen myself up for tomorrow. After my swim I found my way to the hotel and I’ve been bumming around here. The weather is pretty gnarly at the moment but according to weather reports online it shouldn’t be storming in the morning when I’m trying to race. A big thank you to Coach Patty and the SwimMAC Masters for letting me share their pool for a little bit and making me feel so welcome! I’m looking forward to seeing them all again tomorrow at Lake Norman and getting in my first stop on theRob Aquatics Open Water Tour!