Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Had a terrific talk with the local Diabetes association director. He is getting me a ton of contacts for my trip back east this weekend. Things are starting to fall into place.

Great run and swim last night. It had cooled of a little and the fog was starting to roll into San Francisco. I ran along the Embarcadero to Aquatic Park. It was about 6pm. It was windy but the water was nice and warm. 65 degrees being nice and warm for the SF Bay. Sun was setting over Fort Mason. Not to windy when I got got out. Ran back to the Bay Club for a nice long Steam. Perfect way to end an evening.
Swam freestyle about 30 minutes. Swam handcuffed for about 20 minutes. Got to get that form back. Especially if I am going to make four handcuffed swims in one week. Nothing like setting outrageous goals. Just means I'll have to spend more time training. It'll keep me out of bars.

Got to run. Training someone early. Hope you are all up and doing pushups.

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Outstanding! I can't wait to see your swim here in NY. What length of swim are you doing?

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