We have lined up a number of cold water training workshops over the coming months, which supports our FREE Cold Water Training Plan. Here are January dates. The workshops are 90-minutes. They will include immersions & submersions in lakes, streams and ponds as well as guidance and kit viewing. This is your opportunity to train with other Cold Water Masochists under coach supervision. All workshops will require a minimum number of attendees so that we are able to keep the cost of the 90-minute training workshops at £20.
When it comes to kit for Cold Water & Cold Weather acclimatisation Training I only recommend kit that I know works for me and my WildForestGym elite runners. So here are my recommendations for clothing. You will need this kit before you move onto week 2. I have stated what is required and what is optional.
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Cold weather training for an event can be very daunting if you haven’t done one before. For me my last event was in the autumn at the end of September. It was a XT Triathlon which included a 1.5k cold water lake swim then 25k mountain bike finishing with a 10k trail run. Training for this event as far as the weather was concerned wasn’t too bad with a late summer. Plus I had the luxury of a 5mm neoprene full body wetsuit.
But what happens when you are training for a full-on winter event where you don’t have the luxuries of a wetsuit. For me my next event is the Tough Guy Obstacle Course Challenge which is 16k of mud, fridgid waters and massive obstacles on 27 January. Going by the current weather patterns we could be looking at -6 degrees if we are lucky. Continue reading