Saturday, October 18, 2014
Sickness was my normal state for 6 weeks beginning about September 1st. The last two weeks have allowed me to get back to a "normal" swim distance, which now is a bit less than 3 kilometers, but will increase to 4.5 kilometers next week. The park opens at 6:30AM, which allows for a fairly dark start using the stars as guides. The lake temperature has dropped to 67 degrees, which unfortunately is a level where something is happening in the water that makes me itchy. This should go away once the lake gets a little cooler, giving me an incentive to look forward to the winter lake with its cleaner water. My warm weather partners all tell me they will stop mid-week swimming on November 1st. Thus, I may switch my swims to Lake Del Valle since I can swim where I want with no restrictions there, except that I need to respect the limits of hypothermia.
Posted by Looney at 3:40 PM