Last week's experiment in body temperature helped me see that I can increase my time in the water. And if I do regular temperature checks, I'll be able to push my limits and see where the threshold for too long is. I'm sure the time to temp drop is not a linear scale, as the act of swimming generates body heat. The harder I swim the more heat I generate. So bigger waves or stronger current might actually help keep me warmer.
This did let me swim further this time. I matched my "furthest" swim at Alki! Last time I did that distance I was wearing a wetsuit. So this became my furthest swim in skin! How far? To the third set of stairs!! How far is that? Well, a half mile. I hope to keep pushing further.
Here's the map:
The eventual goal is to swim to the light house!