Friday, July 18, 2008

Uh Yeah, I'd Say That's Wetsuit Legal

Lake Michigan water temp in Racine, Wisconsin as of today, July 18 is....

56 degrees.

WHA--?!?!?!?!?!

I don't even drink water that cold.

Well, I should remember to brush my teeth that morning, 'cause you can bet all the tea in Boston I will be getting some mouth-to-mouth CPR a some point.

9 comments:

J-Wim said...

Yeah, we tried to swim it last weekend after the danskin. It was 53 degrees and I could hack it for about 5 minutes, then we were done. Should be interesting....

tri-dogmom said...

do you have a skull cap?!? that will help..

CDA was 54 when we got there... it just hurt my neck (skin exposed)...but it was 'doable'

Good luck!

Danielle in Iowa said...

Good luck! My open water swim was in 80 degree water last weekend. I wonder why Lake Michigan is still so cold! I should go ask a person who studies the physics of lakes that.

Andra Sue said...

Oh dear lord!!! You will just have to swim fast to generate a lot of body heat I guess. :)

Michael Tragic said...

hmmmmmm ok. Sign me up..where is the chick that needs a breath!

Wipaddler said...

Good luck tomorrow! I will be there cheering you on along with some other friends! Have a great time try not to think about the cold and if you can find one get a squid lid and some booties. I think it will be well worth the investment!

Tea said...

Thermal layers are nice too! I use a sleeveless wetsuit then use a thermal layer with sleeves when the water is below 60. It works great!

Prin said...

Crazy. Good luck... I hope you survive...

Donald said...

Don't come out west - that's an average temp for the Monterey Bay and SF Bay.

Have a great race!