I had fun, well mostly. As the road turned to gravel, then to dirt and eventually a trail of mud and water. It was ideal Mudder practice. My shoes are soaked and muddy, as well as the lower half of my body. I did 14.5km in 1:30:24. What did I learn? Mud is wet, cold, slippery and kinda fun. However it does slow you down. You need to take little steps so you do 't wipe out. A lot like walking on ice but messier!
After that I went for a, ahhh, refreshingly invigorating dip in the aforementioned ocean. The temperature was around 55-60 degrees celsius. I couldn't feel my legs. Literally. Something else to look forward to during the Mudder.