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It may seem mad, but... 14 Apr 2013 16:10 #787

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I'm getting in for a dip in the sea tomorrow as long as it is not too rough. I will be wearing a wetsuit, as if that is going to make a difference!

I am doing Tri An Mhi CXIII Middle Distance Triathlon on 18th May, which is little over 4 weeks away and involves a 1.9km swim in a freezing lake. Time to act!

Anyway, as long as the sea is not like today I will be getting in at the North End of the beach in Bray at 7pm. I won't actually be swimming anywhere, I will just be getting in and then getting out!

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Re: It may seem mad, but... 15 Apr 2013 11:47 #794

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Hi Jim , I may come down for a dip too. Gotta get in some time. Presume it's today Monday.

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Re: It may seem mad, but... 15 Apr 2013 13:04 #797

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Was Talking to the lady who is race Director for Tri na Mhi on Saturday she swam the channel last year but she was saying people doing the race should start climatising by taking some cold showers :(

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Re: It may seem mad, but... 15 Apr 2013 14:23 #801

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Hi Lisa, it's today - Monday.
Marie, I can manage a cold shower easy, but it is a good idea. Ultimately it's the ice cream head I'm battling against which means I need to immerse myself - lets call it a baptism of ice!

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Re: It may seem mad, but... 15 Apr 2013 17:06 #802

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Jim, the weather has taken a considerable turn for the worse on this side of the Head, I think I will give this one a miss, especially as I would be bringing my two little ones for a baptism of ice as well.

Good Luck. May the force be with you.

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Re: It may seem mad, but... 15 Apr 2013 20:11 #803

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A very quick dip, just a taster. Not as cold as I expected, but knowing I wasn't staying in long made it easier. A good exercise in acclimatisation.

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