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mikec

Member since Oct 2007 • Last active Oct 2019

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    Getting colder in the lido. Down to 14 today, I managed 30 minutes which is an improvement on the 6 lengths I managed last week when it was 14. I think I could get used to this.
    Bought myself some boots for when it gets much colder. Sauna afterwards is lovely. Felt great cycling to work afterwards, all warm and glowing which is a massive departure from my general anger and angst.

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    Ohh I see. Gloves and boots are for wimps?
    Do they cause as much debate in swimming circles as headphones and helmets do in cycling :D

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    Thanks KL, I plan on going at least twice a week.
    I am prone to sinus and respiratory infections due to this underlying rhinitis condition and although I like the ponds, for me the lido is a better option.

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    I've always called it Gospel Oak Lido :D

    I plan on getting gloves and socks for when it goes below about 15 I am thinking.

    Once it goes below 12 I am gonna stay in about 1-2 mins per degree and see how I go from there! I'm new to it, I have heard it is an amazing buzz, if you don't get hyperthermia :)

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    Lake Annecey looks amazing, it's a place I plan to visit soon

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    +1 yeah wtf. I mean how is that even possible?

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    Started winter swim training at Gospel Oak Lido. Temperature was 16 last week and managed a nice cool 1500m, was back up to 18 this morning and did just under 4K before getting kicked out.
    I plan to be one of those nut jobs that swims there in skins all winter just for the hell of it.
    I have been reading up on how to avoid dying whilst doing so. Looking forward in a sick kind of way to it dropping back down and getting below 12. This is what people seem to agree is when it starts to get proper cold.

  • in Rides & Races
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    That was an interesting stage, considering it was billed as pretty much a non-event in terms of GC

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    Unbelievable, where do you live now to get all this training in. Not in London anymore?

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    Cheers Ed. That Dorney one looks perfect, entering now :D

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