On the pool deck.
Something is screwed up at the Pincher pool (again). For the past two days, the temperature at the pool has been ridiculous. I don't know whether something is broken or what is going on, but leaving the change room to enter the pool deck was like stepping off into the Equator at noon. And humid.
I don't know what the temperature of the water was -- but it was HOT as well.
Yesterday, I wanted to just walk back out of the pool and drive to Sparwood instead. I could taste the chlorine in the air. I knew I was going to have a hell of a time breathing. And the past two days have been so difficult. I'm still trying to sort out this asthma thing, and for the last two days, the heat and chlorine fog has had me wheezing no matter what. I can't wait until the Pass pool opens this spring. Sigh.
Onto today's swim workout...
The lifeguards told me the temperature reading outside the guard room and I just blinked in dumb awe. 39 degrees Celsius. Come on people. For the temperature to be that out of whack, and not be fixed yet? Sigh again.
My lifeguard buddies propped the emergency exit doors open to the -10 degree Celsius winter air -- and OH MY GOD was it ever blissful. When I finished a lap, I would stand up and let the cold air surround me. It felt sooooooooooo good!
You know how when you take a bath and you are all pink and hot from being in the hot water? I swear, I was pink from head to toe and the cold air was the only thing that saved me today -- it enabled me to actually complete my session.
Double swim tomorrow -- I'm thinking I should invest in an ice vest to wear in the pool. What do you think? ;)
Oh yeah, but the way, the pool water temp was 30 degrees Celsius.