|Goody and Me near the marina opening|
Photo by Josh Green
I definitely noticed that I didn't get my cold water swim last week. It was tough this week! My breathing the first minute was hard to get under control. Not hyperventilating, but definitely quicker than normal. But once I got about 200 yards into it, I was fine and slowed down. I met up with Goody for a quick picture by Josh who had his boys with him and like a good father didn't just go swimming leaving them on shore. But he came out to take pictures and cheer on the rest of us. What a nice guy!
I decided to swim out of the marina out towards the buoy. Here's a satellite pic with my path outlined:
|.39 miles of swimmng in 44 degrees|
Goody took the temp for me while I was getting ready. It came to 44 degrees. After our swim Josh took a temp with his. Amazing, it wasn't off by two degrees like it normally is. It read 44 degrees too!
When I got out and put my parka on I noticed that I was chaffed up real bad! On my stomach and under my arm pits. Wow. My stroke must look like real crap when I'm swimming like mad and trying to stay warm. I need to remember to put on some grease cause it doesn't take very long to get serious rub burns going in the Great Salt Lake. I keep forgetting that little fact.
I got out and Jim was coming back. He spent a few more minutes in than I did. He's getting to be very resilient in that cold water!
|I'm rounding the buoy and Jim|
is coming up on it too.
Total distance: .39 miles (680 yards) in around 8 or 9 minutes. I forgot to start my stopwatch duh!