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mikec

Member since Oct 2007 • Last active Jan 2020

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    Yeah I lock my bike up at the lido and often leave my stuff unguarded in my bag in the changing rooms. I feel like they are OK at the lido but honestly, I wouldn't feel the same way in Shadwell.

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    I swim everywhere with Aqua Sphere goggles because I find them more comfortable, hadn't considered they might help insulate my face a bit.

    Yeah they really do, try swimming in cold water with the tiny eye only goggles, I get ice cream head straight away

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    I just carried on from the summer so not sure how you would start now, perhaps just get in and spend 5 minutes at a time.

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    The swimming bit looks good but alas, a half marathon would most likely kill me. Running and me do not get on and I have not run since the triathlon in June and am contemplating wether to ever run again.
    Was thinking about doing the crisis swim but I'm hassling people to sponsor me for the Dart 10K so I probably won't be able to raise any funds other than my entry fee.
    Was at the lido this morning, was lovely. I'm pretty sure I am addicted.

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    Yes face in. I use 2 caps and aqua sphere goggles which I tuck under the caps so my ears, head, forehead and sinuses are completely covered. Check out aqua sphere goggles, I couldn't swim in that temp without them.

    https://swimspace.co.uk/aqua-sphere-vist­a-clear-lens-swimming-goggles?gclid=EAIa­IQobChMI053oyu375gIVCbrtCh1NHQy2EAQYAiAB­EgIY7PD_BwE#red-white-clear

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    Could have been me, I was there from around 9. Managed 30 lengths without feeling cold had a quick sauna and went in sans wetsuit for a couple more. Best start to a Saturday. We should look out for each other next time

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    Thanks, yeah I'll try a mile this morning and go from there

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    Need some advice regarding wetsuit swimming and how long I can stay in the water for. I know these things vary from person to person, but as I am fully acclimatised to cold water now, I managed 1km in skins yesterday in 8c at the lido and could probably have gone a bit further. Would it be feasible to do 2k in the same temperature with a 2mm wetsuit, gloves and socks on? How do you know when you are getting too cold in a wetsuit, it's obvious when in skins as when it stops hurting I get out :D

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    They look interesting. Dodgy advert though :D

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    Oh that's a shame :(

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