Another week at the GSL for our weekly polar swim. The water temp was around 45 so it is only getting warmer. I'm a bit disappointed that it didn't stay cold longer but oh well. There were some other guys there after I pulled up and they wanted to watch Josh, Jim and me do our swim.
The wind chill was pretty cold so once we got ready, I was glad to get in. I got acclimated pretty quick and had no hesitation to swim to the marina opening. Josh was hanging out a bit and I asked how he was doing. He said he felt pretty good. He was REALLY red and I'm sure I was too. My toes were numb and my fingers hurt but I could still flex my hand. I looked out and saw the red buoy outside the marina and wanted to go for it. I just nodded my head to Josh and he had a small look of hesitancy but once I turned my body and it looked like I was committed, Josh gave in and went with me.
It felt good to be in the Salt Lake in not just the marina. I enjoyed my view from the water once I touched the buoy. We headed back in and Jim was right behind us once we were inside the marina.
Josh and I finished together under 13 minutes and Jim was just over 15.
Recovery this week was tough. I don't remember it being so bad but I shook longer than normal and they were a bit more violent than usual.
I'm glad I did it though but this only raises the bar for me....again!
around 700 yards today in 45 degree water