|Jim and I swimming "the lap" out to the marina opening|
and back. in 42°F.
I hesitated a little getting down to my suit, but once I did that, Jim was already in the water. He's such a pro at this now. I got in right behind him and swam directly to the opening of the marina. This is also the second time on the "flip side" of the season that I have not worn my neoprene cap. To be honest, I couldn't tell that much of a difference. When I got out to the opening I looked out briefly into the vastness of the interior of the lake. The storm clouds looked very dense and intense. I turned around and headed back. I got freaked out a little cause I saw Jim off to my right heading towards the marina opening. I didn't expect him to be there and I wondered if I should hang out with him or keep going. I stopped and "sat down" in the water watching him make his way to the turn around point. Then I thought, "I really need to keep moving", so I turned back around and headed into the ramp.
|Fun to swim in the small winter storm.|
When I got back and started walking out I looked at my watch: 5 minutes exactly. About right. Felt good about the swim and how I was able to slow things down and not get so wrapped up in how cold I was.
It's a shame we have to wait until March to get a storm at the same time that we do a swim. Hopefully we get alot more snow and it doesn't start to warm up just yet.
Total Distance: 350 yards in 42°F (5 minutes)