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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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wool socks. they will drain the best.
Durt and I had a creek crossing experiment last winter. I wore seal skinz and he wore a comparable goretex sock. It was SOOOOOO weird to go thru the icy cold water (which was about knee high i think). You could tell you were going thru icy water, but your feet did not get wet. Weird stuff.
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