How to train in cold water only
Is it possible to train year round, in open water only, for a 10 mile Lake District (UK) swim in August?
I have no access to a pool but have swum daily off the west coast of Scotland and in fresh water lochs for sheer pleasure for 14 years. I typically swim (no wetsuit) for 25 minutes in winter (8C at the moment) and 60 minutes in the summer (max 14C).
I have good all round fitness: I run or hike, kayak or row daily and I have done a solo 6 mile sea swim - in a wetsuit.
Any suggestions or advice would be very welcome.
Yes, but you may be short on miles during the early season if you stay in UK. It would be worth getting to Malta early April for a couple weeks to get in a few 6 hour sessions.
Up your swims when the water gets warmer to at least a once a week swim of 2-3 hours and you should be able to finish the 10-miler.
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