Monday, May 5, 2008

It wasn't that I got tired..

in my longest swim ever today. I got a little fatigued at the end but I completed the yardage-4500 yards. That translates into 2.56 miles to be exact. The biggest problem was boredom-I was left alone with my thoughts, which can be a good thing or can be just random flight of ideas, like it was today. It took me 1 hour and 45 long minutes.

As for the questions about water temp in Lake Coeur d' Alene: Today the water is 8 degrees Celsius. Let me see-hmmm..that is, according to my calculations, 46.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Now in my book, that is too cold for even a warming hut...However, it has been said that it can really warm up in June-up to a high temp of even 62-65 degrees which in my experience recently, is a heat wave! The water temp was 57 degrees in Lake Mead and I survived. So we will see, I am not going to stress about something I cannot control. The word is that this year there is a "late runoff" so the water may be "colder than normal". I need to get to Cochiti Lake to practice my cold water swimming..and pour ice cubes in my bath water every day..

6 comments:

LBTEPA said...

EIGHT DEGREES???
I think you'll need one of those squid-lid thingys.....
*mutters to self, backing away...8? 8? crikey...*

cindy said...

Burr...it takes me forever just to jump in the pool, and it's not even that cold.

4500 yd swim?? Wow...that's a long swim, girl!

Vickie said...

I know what you mean about the boredom thing, most likely in a pool. I can do it outside with no problem, but it really is an exercise in mental toughness to stick it out in the pool. I hope the lake warms up. It sounds like you are looking ahead to needing to acclimate.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

4500 is a LONG.WAY.TO.SWIM.

Way to get it done!

tri-dogmom said...

I did 4500 METERS or 5000 yards today. Kicked my BOOTIE! MA loves his swim distance...


last year the first practice swim (maybe Thursday?) was colder than lake mead. By sunday it had warmed up and I was VERY comfortable in the water...

With the snow runoff, I'm expectign similar to Lake Mead. Hopefully!

Ultra Iron Misty said...

I've been there. Good job sticking it out. I've actually climbed out of the pool because i was SOOOO BORED. We'll get to Cochit, no worries. We're also going to experiment with putting those chemical warmers in our suits.