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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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If your shoes drain well and you aren't prone to blisters then I say run right through them. This past weekend I ran for 1.5hrs at our local trails and some areas were swollen with high water. I said what the heck and ran knee deep through them. It was cold, yes, but my Flyrocs drain quite well.<br><br>
Just be careful and don't slip and fall in. CR
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