I have my first triathlon this weekend and talk about jumping in the deep end - its also a World and European Triathlon qualifier.
So off we went to the lake yesterday for some open water training.
Little did I know how cold it was going to be - 12.3 degrees to be precise!
It was a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y freezing. I lost all feelings in my hands and feet and had a permanent grin (grimace mum said) on my face where my facial muscles were frozen! Even the ducks spent more time on the bank than in the water.
But I at least got to try out my new HUUB wetsuit :) Now I know why the Brownlees love them - fantastic buoyancy and the quick release zip will be a godsend this weekend.
Fingers crossed it all goes well, but I really hope this wind dies down or the bike section will be horrendous.