I got in the lake again today. As promised last week I went wetsuit free, even though it was colder – 13.1 degrees today.
It took me awhile to actually get in – inching myself into the water bit by bit trying to get used to the temperature. After about five minutes I took the plunge and set off. The lake itself was much quieter than last week – I think that was mainly to the fact that the weather was cold and overcast, as opposed to the bright, sunny, but cold day last week.
I only did 1.5 miles, but I was reasonably pleased with my pace – 57.05 minutes, so 38 minute miles.
It was a lovely swim, relaxed and peaceful – I didn’t push myself too hard, but I managed to move along at a decent lick. Hopefully my speed will improve over the next few weeks as I get used to the open water again, and I haven’t done much else this week, so it was my first real exercise for the week.
So, all in all, a good and successful, if chilly, day.