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What's the warmest water temps you have raced in?
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I have a race tomorrow morning swim portion is in the Chesapeake Bay that just posted the water temps at 88 degrees. I'm absolutely blown away by how warm that is
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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I’ll be there. The swim is pretty shallow and it’s obviously been quite warm here. It is supposed to get into the 60s tonight so hopefully we get back to the low 80s.
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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LOL... there is nothing worse then swimming in WARM water. Did the Colonial a couple of years ago in 85 degrees and it was disgusting.
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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The Gulf is always about 88 in the summer and early fall so I'm used to it. Anything under 80 makes my ears hurt.

88 for the Chesapeake? That's warm for that part of the country.

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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Water temp for IMLOO in 2009 was 84. I was sweating coming out of the water. Air temp that day was 96 with a heat index of 114 plus they ran out of water on the bike course
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Like...85+ I think. Late September for Lifetime Tempe you're swimming in bathwater. I just looked at the temperature for it now, it can't even get a reading, I think it tops out at 90F haha. It's also 109F here right now.

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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [oroadsm1] [ In reply to ]
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oroadsm1 wrote:
I’ll be there. The swim is pretty shallow and it’s obviously been quite warm here. It is supposed to get into the 60s tonight so hopefully we get back to the low 80s.

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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Water temp of 93°F at a Midwestern Xterra race in 2011.

It definitely was no wetsuit that day
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Yup. I last did it when the swim was 1 mile and the run was only 5. Those distances suited my skills much better than the new standard Olympic distance.
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [oroadsm1] [ In reply to ]
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Same here I haven't done it in a couple years since kinetic sports obtained the race.PM me where your bib number is there's a couple other guys from slowtwitch coming down with me
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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90˚F water at NJ State when I raced my first Olympic there - felt like stepping into a bath.
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Indian Wells.
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [oroadsm1] [ In reply to ]
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Doing the same race. This'll be my warmest. At least I don't need to worry about getting my wetsuit off in T1...
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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I did Cartagena 70.3, think posted water temp 88 for an Ocean (bay) swim. Skipped the swimskin and took the swim purposefully very easy to avoid over heating.

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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Fuller] [ In reply to ]
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Fuller wrote:
The Gulf is always about 88 in the summer and early fall so I'm used to it. Anything under 80 makes my ears hurt.

88 for the Chesapeake? That's warm for that part of the country.

Temps around here haven't been super high though.. sometimes that shallow water just doesnt mix with the cooler deeper water.
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [ericlambi] [ In reply to ]
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ericlambi wrote:
I did Cartagena 70.3, think posted water temp 88 for an Ocean (bay) swim. Skipped the swimskin and took the swim purposefully very easy to avoid over heating.

Cartagena for me too.

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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [The GMAN] [ In reply to ]
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Raced there today and although they were saying is was 88F yesterday, it was 83F this morning at the start. Had no issues and felt fine :)
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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PNW here. Warmest it's ever been mid 70s. In lakes. Ocean is always cold. Race in July in 60 degree water.

Y'all need to quit moving here. So many out of state plates on our roads it is getting ridiculous.
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Dilbert] [ In reply to ]
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I raced Philippines 70.3 and my head was so hot in the swim cap and I had my goggles on over the top and couldn’t get it off I spent whole swim just wishing that cap off I was cooked. That race was scorching all day. Also raced Singapore 70.3 it was so hot 10km into the run I had a beach shower for a few minutes and with 200m left to run I stopped at the water station for a few mins just to cool down to make that last bit. It wasn’t racing in the run it was survival.
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Dilbert] [ In reply to ]
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Just wait... the 6-month rain will wash them away
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [oroadsm1] [ In reply to ]
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Swim wasn't bad outside of some dude grabbing me and say I can't do this I can't do this! Christ it scared me how panicked he was.

On a side note I had problems Breathing late in the run. Couldn't get any air in. Felt like what I emagine a asthma attack feels like. HR didn't spike just literally could not breath. Not sure if my new tri top is to tight or hr strap is to tight... Heat?????

Anyone else deal with this?
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Could be HR strap I got a wrist based one that talks to my Garmin as I feel constricted by chest strap.
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [jaretj] [ In reply to ]
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DINO Versailles? If so, I was miserable as well. David K
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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So how'd the race go? I was checking out some of the kinetic sport races recently but haven't signed up for anything yet.
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Re: What's the warmest water temps you have raced in? [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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I think it was about 84f, in a Pennsylvania river swim. Someone wore a wetsuit anyways.
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