Posted by: wildswimmers | December 28, 2012

Training so far

Training has gone really well so far and we felt confident enough to enter another challenge – this time the Chill Swim in the Lake District on 2nd February 2013.  So far we’ve trained as usual in the sea, and since the sea is TOO HOT at 10°C, we have swum in Loch Scotnish and also in a local fresh water loch where the temperature is nearer 6°C.  This difference of 4°C feels VERY SIGNIFICANT when you are in the water – very prickly and extremely cold on the hands and feet.  Lottie has been visiting family down south and returns today.  Training will now be stepped up and will entail visiting a high altitude fresh water loch where we hope to find the temperature dipping satisfying lower than 6°C.  The aim of our training is to enable us to emerge from the water, get dressed and function as normal human beings rather than shivering wrecks, unable to speak or hold a cup of tea without spilling it.  We’re well on the way to achieving this!

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