Natoma Lake Swim
September 26, 2009
The last open water swim of the year was to take place in Lake Natoma, near Folsom. I drove up Friday morning to work from the
Intel Folsom office. Knud works there, and there are plenty of available offices in his area, so that's no problem.
I stayed with Knud, Maia, and Marie overnight. Knud fired up the grill and made a scruptious Tri-Tip dinner. After
breakfast Saturday morning we all took the mini-van to Lake Natoma to get signed in. It was very cool to have
a cheering crew along. The water was warm, so no cold water issues this time. We all got to wear pink swim caps...
Very manly. There were two races, a 1/2 mile one and a 1 mile one. I was gonna do the 1 mile one. I did the same race
last year, and it took me ~38 minutes. This time I finished in ~32 minutes, so good improvement. Probably, because I
actually tried to swim in straight lines. There was no poking by the people in kayaks this year.
After the race we went for some lunch at BJ's.