I was paid up to do Nice IM this June.
Up until November last year things were going ok.
Then every time I went in the pool my ears would bleed - fitted ear plugs, good hat etc etc.
I've had perforated ear drums for years and years and know that I need to be a little more careful than most in water.
Suffice to say, the bone is now damaged in the ear due to the extent of infection over a sustained period and the ear needs time to recover. So, no IM France for me.
I do want to do an IM. My question is : for a reasonably fit person, is there an absolute minimum of swim training I can do in order to get out of the water at an IM without being dead? The infections will happen, I just need to swim less to have fewer infections.
I'm NOT trying to make things easier, I'd love to hear whether drafting and just two swims a week for three months might get me there?!