I got to the pool about 11ish, the racing crowd had mostly left. Stephanie was walking around the water trying to warm up, she told me it was 7.5ºC and that the half degree drop was really noticeable. She had done eight length and was taking a break before doing a second eight. I said I planned on twelve but would see once I was in the water.
Perhaps I'd prepared myself for a bigger shock but it didn't seem too bad, twelve came and I knew I could do more so fourteen, sixteen, oh well might as well do eighteen. In no rush I had a good sauna to warm up again, had a really good shiver to begin with even though my limbs were soon hot. We all had a good gossip and I met Alfonso's wife Fran for the first time.