I just got out of yet another hot bath. I've been taking like 2/day trying to get my body temperature up to normal. It's not warm here.
So overnight the lake temp dropped another couple degrees. At last check the graph thing (I should really just stop looking at that graph) said 12.7 degrees Celsius. I then go the to converter to find out what that really means (I should just stop doing that too) and see 54.8. Super.
I swam this morning with Laura O'Meara. We lasted about 7 minutes before heading to shore (and another hot bath). I think it would take a whole bunch of adrenaline and a cannon going off and a timing chip around my ankle to make me go any further in that lake. Luckily(?) I think all that is coming my way on Sunday. Yikes.
So my plan is to dress like an Eskimo on the bike. And coach gave me the thumbs up for sitting in the hot tub in T1 (I'm not kidding- he really did!) I think it's my best/only hope at having functional muscles for the rest of the day. I know some of you love riding/running in 50-60 degrees but I'm telling you, there is a reason I live in Hawaii...
I rode the first part of the bike course this afternoon with Krista and Theresa and Matt and some others from AZ. Of course I didn't pay much attention to any of it b/c I was too busy chatting it up with my old pals... Seemed a bit windy and I was not hot wearing a full coat at noon (it was 64 but the wind is cold!) Krista (love her!) brought me toe warmers for my bike shoes so along with the chemical foot warmer things I plan to put in my shoes, I'm guessing I should be able to feel my feet within an hour after leaving the hot tub in T1. :) Those of you from Minnesota/Chicago/Michigan (you know who you are) feel free to laugh. I can take it!
In good news, my mom arrived today! Moana was just thrilled to see her... Within minutes Grammy had Moana dressed up like Minny Mouse (ears and all!) and Moana is napping right now in her new outfit.