So I went to the club on Thursday to swim, and from the window I could see that some people were swimming, yet there was a sign on the Men's locker room door saying that the pool was temporarily closed. I donned my kit, showered, and went in to the pool, thinking at worst case I'd shvitz in the hot tub.
The pool was open (just minutes earlier), but the lifeguard said that it was only 70F (usually 81F), as they had just added a bunch of water and it hadn't heated up yet.
On with the cap and goggles, I descended into the cold pool. It was bracing. I thought, Suck it up, Boyo, clicked 'Schwimmbad' on my Garmin, and proceeded to do my standard set. I never did warm up.
Afterwards, in the hot tub, I was talking with another guy about the pool being cold.
He: "Well, you know, I'm from Maine. We swam in the ocean all the time. It nevah got more than 56F but we didn't care." (i.e. we are real men)
So Nation, how's your New Year's Fitness McFithouse going?