He told myself and others he wants to do the ice water dip, and finally tomorrow my cooling representative is going to go with myself and others on my frigid sea dip.
I don’t suppose if he will be able to last the whole 15 minutes, or even if he should try and last, because it can be quite painful for the first few minutes.
I can see him all nice and hot in front of the radiant oil furnace before he goes outside into the frigid air and heads for the beach with his towel. I would say there is a 85% option that he backs out and swings his mind. I’ve had other people do the same. My Heating as well as Air Conditioning specialist neighbor went on the dip with myself and others a few weeks ago and ended up screaming the whole time he was in the water saying how frigid it felt. I told him to relax when he goes in and to keep his breathing slow and steady, like the navy seals do, although he just couldn’t do it. He ended up going beach house and lighting a fire in his fireplace and sitting in front of it the whole day. I suppose that 55F water is not the ideal bathing temperature, especially when it is cloudy and below frigid outside, however the benefits far outweigh the temporary uncomfortable feeling you get for the first few minutes in the sea. I have a plan down to warming myself up afterwards with a hot bath and a hot space oil furnace beside me. I believe if you hot up right after the dip you are okay.