|Six participants this week:|
Gords, Jim, Goody, Dave, Tyson, Josh
Tyson and Dave are the two new guys for this week and I hope they had a good time. I did my normal 250 yard swim out to the corner turn at the other end of the marina and back. I had everything laid out perfectly so I was fully dressed in probably less than 90 seconds. I have big boots that don't need tying, and I just slip into everything. No zippers or buttons to deal with.
|At the end it feels so good knowing in about 2 minutes|
everything will be back to normal. Well almost.
This time the water on my thermometer came to 35.8°F. Warmer than last Saturday by quite a bit. We've a warm week. My cold is also improving. I've never been a big fan of soup, but I think it is making a difference in my recovery.
This week when I got out my hands recovered very quickly due to the increased water temperature, plus I was really efficient getting back into warm clothes. The wind chill was brutal! Tyson asked me "What would you do if something happened out there, would someone be able to go out and get you?" Josh probably would. But I would never put myself in a situation where I would need help. I've had plenty of experience swimming through cramps, and there's no way I can get hypothermia in 3 minutes in water that cold. Experience with waters in the temp you start to learn what you can and can't do. You stretch yourself and expand your limits, but not to a point where it's really dangerous. Sure there's risk, but you keep it at a level where the odds of something really bad happening is extremely slim.
|Rachele and Scott Kunz ran with Jacob and Cathi at the|
New Year's Revolution Run at the Olympic Oval
Had a great time, and enjoyed the fact that I got to do an extreme event on New Years Eve which only took three minutes, and I get to go support Cathi and Jacob at the Olympic Oval.
Jacob ran 19 miles this morning, and Cathi a full Marathon. Jacob took first for the 17 and under division. Cathi got in another marathon for the year, totalling 16 marathons for 2011. Wow!
Now to take a little nap.
250 yard swim in 36°F Water in 3:31