Well, I knew that this was going to tough but yesterday was a shocker.
The day in general was a lot colder and I massively struggled in the lake. I’m not known for my ability to handle the cold and just over half way through the swim I just felt unbelievably cold and got out. Lou and Rob who were swimming with me were doing ok but it was just too much for me.
After my crew got me back to land of the living, we chatted about what to do. Mark asked if I would consider going back in the lake to finish the swim and I knew I had to. Once again, my brilliant crew helped me through and the swim was finished, albeit not in the way I wanted.
I got straight on the bike and over the next 8 or 9 hours (no memory) decided that I had to continue on if I had any hope of ridding this Deca monkey off my back.
Lou and Rob (both looking to complete the event next year) are finding the lake certainly ‘fresh’ but for me it’s too cold for 10 days swimming but I was desperate to get this done so a local outdoor pool became next step.
The first pool swim went well yesterday and I’m now on my way to do my second. I’ve finished 4 days now and very much into unknown territory. I look like a bull frog as my eyes are all weird and pugly and am feeling very sick this morning.
Words are not enough to explain how much my crew are doing for me…
I will try and update later.