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2015-01-29 1:58 PM
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I thought about this thread this morning when I went to swim. I am cold intolerant and whine a lot about training in the cold. Hey, I live in Tucson so most of the year is blazing hot. Right now mornings are cold though. Anyway, I have been swimming in the morning and getting to the point of not hating it. Today the dang pool heater was down! Apparently not long enough for the pool to be freezing but definitely cold. I did my work out. If I can do that then htfu with the 45 degree air temp and swim! Make use of the hot tub if there is one. I LOVE the hot tub after a winter swim.


2015-01-29 3:42 PM
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I swim in an indoor pool, but tomorrow's outdoor temp at 5:00am is supposed to be below 0. Thinking of getting in the car and driving there to get in an 80 degree pool is hard for me. I think I could handle your situation.
2015-01-29 3:49 PM
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I did a big chunk of my training for 70.3 Worlds using an outdoor pool in sub-freezing temperatures - in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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2015-01-31 5:08 PM
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I watched this show last year, I think on the Discovery Channel, about enduring pain and training your body to tolerate pain better. One of the most effective ways, according to these scientists, was to take ice cold showers. Cold water, it appears, increases your pain threshold.
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