|Capturing the temperature. My therm|
always reads about 2-3 degrees
cooler than Josh and Jim's, so take my
reported temps "with a grain of salt".
I started my watch when I entered the water, but forgot to stop it when I got out. I estimate that it was just under 4 minutes based on my previous experience with this distance in this cold water. I did stop it at the point where I finally felt where any "after drop" was over and the tingling was starting to feel good, rather than bad. It was 26 minutes after first entering the water. Which means the first 20 minutes or so after getting out is the worst part, but after that.... Fantastic! Except strange thing is, my fingernails are numb.
|Getting ready to get in is a little|
difficult, much more so than
the actual swim.
Today's crew was: Jim, Goody and his fellow teacher, Nate. Then myself and Josh. It was a little rainy, but the air temp was a comfortable 45°.
This week, the Daily News of Open Water Swimming posted this article on Brown Fat. Great. I feel so much better about my pudginess.
Total: 350 yards in just under 4 minutes