Headed to the GSL after work today. Gords and Josh could not make it but Jim said he might be there. I sat in the parking lot near the dock when he pulled up. OK, let's go!
Put our gear at the end of the ramp and stripped down. I turned around and Jim was already in the water. I was adjusting my new humongous goggles under my cap. I was pleased that I showed no hesistation this week or even any worry. I just walked straight into the water and took off. I kept my head up for awhile then once my body adjusted, which took about 20 seconds, I turned around at the end of the dock and put my face in. NO SEVERE PAIN!! I even did some legit freestyle with my face in the water. My brow got a bit chily and uncomfortable but nowhere near the agonizing pain that I get between my eyes usually. I'm going to have to test this some more before I start adding some real yards to these swims.
Both Jim and I were in for abuot 3 minutes. Felt great. We stood there chatting after we got out and I was happy that even though my hands and feet were cold, I had pretty good function of them. Normally it takes awhile longer for them to "thaw"
If I hadn't already dried off, I was half tempted to get back in.