In the immortal words of Ty Webb from Caddyshack, “We got a pool and a pond. Pond would be good for you.”
Beaver Creek is hosting its inaugural Xterra race next weekend and well, I figure this is as good a time as any to try my first summer Xterra race.
Step Two. Find a place to practice an open water swim. This turned out to be a bigger challenge than I expected. At first we considered Ruedi Reservoir, but it being a hot Saturday afternoon, we figured it would be a little sketchy to swim with all the power boat traffic on the lake.
So, instead we found a little local pond called Blue Lake where I could test out the new wetsuit. The water was a little murky, but the suit worked great. Now I just need to survive a swim with hundreds of other people in the water thrashing all around me…scary!