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.