Well the first thing I learned from today is that I have a very high tolerance for pain.
- The air was almost below freezing today, and with the wind chill it was probably below freezing.
Maybe I learned that the body has limits and if you have a high tolerance you can push those limits to the edge of where death can occur. I had the same issue with holding my breath underwater. I could stay under water with one breath for about 4.5 minutes, but if I went much longer I surely would have passed out and died. I’ve learned that I need to warm up in front of a hot furnace or space heater within a few minutes from exiting the sea. I can’t stay in the sea more than 10 minutes at a time, regardless of my tolerance for enduring longer amounts of time. I need to get my body heated up quickly and should find a place with a fireplace or good central heating and sit inside there right after my cold dip. The weather now in January is very cold and it is close to the point where you can damage your body or die if exposed to it for too long of a period of time. I will definitely be inside somewhere, in front of a radiant heater within a few minutes of leaving the sea. Next month may be even colder so I will need to be extra careful when going in the sea. The water will be cooling down even more next month and not heating up again till mid March, so care needs to be taken.