Operation Iceberg: Day 1

As eluded to in my last post, I’m starting a phase of cold water immersion. My TCM therapist has suggested a two week (yep 14 days) protocol. The aim is to kick my metabolism into overdrive and tell my hypothalamus to get going.

Day 1

Weather: sunny, max of 31ºC
Beach: Maslins (a little close to the nude end for my liking)
Surf: small to moderate
Time: 7.50-8.10am
Observations: never got really frozen like last time. Got yelled at by a fisherman for scaring the fish. The surf aggrevared my wrist-go figure.
Felt warm again: within 5 minutes. Except the frozen boob thing.

Might try a different beach tomorrow. Must invetsigate whether the  gym has a plunge pool.

From today on I will try and track my Resting Heart Rate (RHR) and temperature in the morning. I only thought of this while I was standing around in the water. So I missed this morning.

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