|Josh and Jim get ready for the shock of "icy water". |
Jim's wife in the background videoing us cookoos.
Anyway I met Josh and Jim Hubbard at the marina at 4:30pm. We talked for a bit and then I got in and did a lap just like last week. That's my baseline (350 yards). I really want to stick with that distance as long as safely possible. When I got in it was about the same as last week. When I got halfway there I didn't have any "Sticking" like last time and although my feet and hands hurt like last time, it was not as severe. I was also able to really focus on my hands pulling the water. Not focusing on the pain, but on feeling the water from a position of pulling it.
|The clouds and haze over the lake for today's swim made|
it seem like it was colder than it really was. I loved it!
I tried to give $10 to Jim, although I would hardly consider him a newbie. He's been out to Bountiful Lake with us at the start of this season's cold water swim, and he's been out before. He wouldn't take the cash, so the challenge is still out there Kate! I guarantee the rush after a cold water swim is better than any Christmas lights you'll ever see.
Anyway both the swim AND the recover this time for me was MUCH easier than last week and it was half a degree cooler. I'm very happy. Planning to go twice next week: Thursday afternoon as normal AND a Christmas eve morning swim.