I have a CT question for you guys. I'm just starting, and I'm doing face plunges to acclimate. What should I be shooting for in terms of duration of sessions? Last night my skin was cherry red after three plunges (holding as long as I could hold my breath), and then I did another one, because I'm a little masochistic (kidding...mostly). I know most of you time your cold baths or your icing sessions. Should I be timing my plunge sessions too, or is it just a matter of doing as much as I can stand?
Unrelated to my question, but totally related to the topic: I used to swim all the time as a kid - cold water, warm water, didn't matter, I was "half fish", as my parents used to say. I still have very vivid memories of the delicious shivery tiredness that hours in the pool or pond would cause. I never really understood it until I started reading about how CT works, then it suddenly all made sense! I'm not sure if it's the inner GEEK in me or the inner KID in me that is more excited about this process.
Half-assed Primal on and off for a couple years. Started back in earnest in January 2012.
Leptin Reset started 2/29/12
5'11" - Female - 32 Y/O
HW: 410+ SW: 375 CW: 340-ish
goals acheived thus far: Have ditched high-blood pressure medicine, was able to comfortably fit into a plane seat for my vacation in August 2012.