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Sun Sep. 2nd, 2012

06:16 pm - Swimming

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I went swimming quite often this summer, because it annoys me that I have become so bad at it, and I hope that some challenge in the temperature department will help me not being so cold all the time.

So far, I have got a lot better in swimming. When I started out, I could barely do one kilometer before I sank (yes, really). Today, I did 2.25 km and still had strength left, which is nearly up to my old levels. Unfortunatly, my temperature tolerance is still far from being up to my old levels, I had to get out because I became too cold for coordinated movement, and despite a hot shower, a hot coffee, a large breakfast and two hours under a down comforter with a hot water bottle, it took half the day (and a second "breakfast") before I stopped shaking. And that at a water temperature of 23°C.

Goodness, when I was 12 I has about the same build I have now, and I could swim 4 kilometres in 21°C water. Where has it gone?

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Date:September 5th, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
Maybe you have become more efficient, thus producing less heat while swimming -> "brrrr" quite a bit earlier.
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Date:September 7th, 2012 07:46 am (UTC)
I suspect kids just run on a different engine. *G*
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