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Old 05-05-2016
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Originally Posted by Josefish View Post
Thank you for your comments.
Race will be in Spain, in the Mediterranean. Water is about 18 and will use a wetsuit.
I know my volume per week is not as it should be. But I think I'll be able to accomplish it.
I have done a couple of 5 k OW in the pass and some 4k.

Thank you and regars

Hi Joefish,

That sounds like it's going to be a beautiful swim. 10k is a long way to swim in a wetsuit - no amount of lube will prevent some serious chafing 5k in. 18 deg (64 deg f) is balmy by channel swimming standards. I would acclimate without the wetsuit, but wear two thick caps and ear plugs to keep head warm. My prep is more time that it is distance, generally spend 2 hours continuous swimming in the conditions I'm expecting to compete. I may hydrate after two hours, but little to no solid food. If you wear a wetsuit, you will probably need to hydrate more often since you will be sweating much more in the suit.

Good luck and enjoy those crystal clear, blue waters.


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