Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Racine : Official Thread
daviddclough - 2010-02-04 10:11 AM I'm in. It will be my second time at Racine. Missed last year due to a little bike accident. I am looking forward to getting back.
Hi to you Mr. A little bike accident...that's putting it lightly...no more of those, ok?
For those of you unfamiliar with this race, let me tell you one thing from having done the sprint the last 3 years...
THE WATER IS REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY COLD!!! 2 years ago, it was 56 and last year, it dropped to 53. It feels like glass, but surprisingly, the pain does go away eventually after a few strokes. And I am a huge wuss in the water, so trust me, if I can get through it, I'm sure you all will be fine.
I am REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY hoping that the winds shift this year (as that is what I was told controld the water temp) and we get the water temp back to how it was my first year, totally fine, but the 3 foot waves are what made that swim challenging.