I’m planning to take a dip in Seal Beach this weekend. But ultra swimmer Jamie Patrick and Ironman Brent Blankner have something much more adventurous on for the weekend agenda – crossing Lake Tahoe – 22 miles of open water swimming at an elevation of 6,300 feet. They’ll take off Sunday morning at 3:00 a.m. and estimate it will take at least 12 hours. You can follow their crossing here. They promise to have video, pictures, GPS positioning, and telemetry of the event.
If you’re on Twitter, you can follow the conversation with the hashtag #SwimTahoe. Follow them @metabender and @zentriathlon.
I’m sure all of this will make a great podcast soon on Zen and the Art of Triathlon too.