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Crossing creeks below freezing temps. Help!

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I am scared to death. I will be doing my first 50K and first trail race this Saturday and I know I will be SLOW since it's a new distance and I just raced Disney.<br>
There will be a few creeks to be crossed through the water.<br>
Predicted temps for race day: low 10-15, although we may be lucky to hit low 30s later.<br><br>
I can't swing the cash for the Sealskinz.<br>
What can I do to avoid total numbness of my feet and issues with circulation due to the freezing water? I have no clue of how to deal with that.<br><br>
Any input appreciated. Tks!
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tks formation... I thought about the bags (and the hassle). I don't even have trail shoes and will run with a pair of Brooks Dyad. The mesh is pretty open and the same way it will be easy to get water in, it should be to let it out (hopefully).
Myron, thanks for the info. I was wondering if and where we could plan a drop bag. I will certailny have fresh socks and shoes waiting there. My feet get numb very easily when it's cold.
Thank you all for all the info and huge help!<br><br>
Durt - you rock!<br><br>
I'll be wearing the goretex with thorlos. <img alt="smile.gif" src=""><br>
I thought about the plastic bag idea too and I will have that as a back up. I am hoping not to have to change shoes, etc... I will do it in worst case scenario then...<br><br>
meri - frozen water to your knee???? oh goodness, I don't think my race will have that. you're tuff!
lol... course... suuuuuure <img alt="rolleyes.gif" src=""> hop on...
Tks CR... I will be running with road shoes and this is my first trail race...OMG, what was I thinking... (note to self: kill Batmomm) <img alt="rolleyes.gif" src=""> I have no clue of how it will drain...<br>
today I am getting the jitters and haven't even gotten back to my weight from the water retention from Disney yet <img alt="surprised.gif" src="">
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