It was a long day spent non-stop on the horn and in front of the computer. But I dearly wanted to catch a bit of the sun before it set behind the lakefront highrises. So I took a bike ride out to L1 and got in a very quick 1/4 mile swim just before dusk arrived.
I went in sans wetsuit – jammers and thermo shirt – and it was quite a cold shock for the first few minutes. The air temp was a crisp 45F and the lake came in at an estimated 52F. The thermo shirt and neoprene swim cap sure were lifesavers, though!
Before the big chill