Thursday, May 19, 2011

Shit that's cold

My rental wetsuit came in the mail a couple of days ago, and today was the first day that I was actually able to get out in the open water for a test.  When we left the boat launch the water temp was 65 degrees.  After multiple rain showers, the water temp a half mile from the boat launch had dropped to 58 degrees.  I was horribly unprepared for swimming in cold water.  I swam for about two minutes, but the cold had made my lungs clamp down so hard I could barely breath.  I made it a whole 75 yards and had to stop.  It's disappointing, but I'm glad it happened.  I've done some research tonight on cold water swimming, and now know what to practice tomorrow.


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  2. Nice Marty. How thick is the suit? Good luck on Sunday. I think the adrenaline of a race should help the swim. I've got an OD tri on Sat. Water temp about 85 F. I'll probably swim through a box jelly fish though.