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RUOkie

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2011, 08:54:03 PM »
I find that I start breathing forward like that as I fatigue

kuf

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2011, 01:15:52 AM »
I escaped from prison work and swam at lunch today. I did 1500yd, most of it IM. I hate it, but butterfly makes me work harder, 'cause I suck at it. I got to work on my tan too.

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ijen

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2011, 07:19:25 PM »
I swam 750m today (not continuously). While it's surely not impressive, towards the end of my swim, something... clicked. For the first time this training season, I was able to swim 100m continuously, and think I could have even done more  :thumbsup:

Looking forward to finally getting better at this stuff!

kuf

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2011, 03:43:45 AM »
I'm guessing this will go about like how it does every time I start swimming: go to pool, suck, but have fun. Next day: Excruciating back pain, never go back to the pool.  :(

Pain, or muscle soreness? Because you mentioned the lower back and arching, this could be lack of core strength and sore muscles from that if it's soreness. If it's pain, I think you may be arching too much.
Either way, your lower back muscles may be lacking, and you can try this excersize, either on a ball like in the video, or hugging a padded bench. http://www.ehow.co.uk/video_4957693_lower-leg-lift-fitness-ball.html

kuf

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2011, 04:01:54 AM »
I swam 750m today (not continuously). While it's surely not impressive, towards the end of my swim, something... clicked. For the first time this training season, I was able to swim 100m continuously, and think I could have even done more  :thumbsup:

Looking forward to finally getting better at this stuff!

 Cheers   Swimmer
 
 






Quel

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2011, 09:39:08 PM »
I haven't swam since September.  Our swim group starts up in another few weeks though, so it should come back quick enough. 

truckstop

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2011, 11:35:56 AM »

Pain, or muscle soreness? Because you mentioned the lower back and arching, this could be lack of core strength and sore muscles from that if it's soreness. If it's pain, I think you may be arching too much.
Either way, your lower back muscles may be lacking, and you can try this excersize, either on a ball like in the video, or hugging a padded bench. http://www.ehow.co.uk/video_4957693_lower-leg-lift-fitness-ball.html

I do have a weak core, but I also have two herniated/degenerating disks. (L4/L5 & L5/S1)
It doesn't hurt a lot while swimming, but I'll start to get some pain when I rest, and then the next day, pain.

I can't do things like the Cobra pose in yoga, or sleep on my stomach, because that extension/arching irritates it too much. I would have to be really careful with that leg lift. (And by "careful" I mean I should probably be doing them, maybe one leg at a time, and not many at first. I have a history of core workouts putting me on the floor in the fetal position the following morning in tears because the pain is so bad. It's a catch 22 for me. I don't do core work because it makes my back hurt, but my back hurts because I should do more core work.)
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RUOkie

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2011, 04:48:50 PM »
2000yds total today ;D


(of course I did rest a little, but it only took me 1hr total)
800 free
100 breast
100kick
400 free
100 kick
200 free
100 breast
50 free
50 kick
100 free

shovelhd

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2011, 06:03:40 PM »
That's one hell of a workout. Time for Jen to get on it.

RUOkie

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2011, 06:14:18 PM »
That's one hell of a workout. Time for Jen to get on it.


it really isn't (compared with what real swimmers do)


Look at kuf's workout.  She does 1500 IM !! 

ijen

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2011, 08:48:37 PM »
That's one hell of a workout. Time for Jen to get on it.

Yeah, tell me about it.

I did an hour on the spin bike, and then swam 150m. I started getting oddly light-headed, so I got out. This happened to me the last time I spun before swimming, so I think for the time being I'm going to stick to swimming as either a solo workout and swimming + something after, not before.

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2011, 11:33:06 PM »

it really isn't (compared with what real swimmers do)


Look at kuf's workout.  She does 1500 IM !!


Our florida workouts sucked. Peak daily yardage for the mid distance group would be somewhere around 14000 or 16000, more for distance, and we were a relatively low yardage program.
Do you think we're gonna make it? / I don't know unless we try / you could sit here scared to move / or we could take them by surprise

kuf

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2011, 01:54:02 AM »

Our florida workouts sucked. Peak daily yardage for the mid distance group would be somewhere around 14000 or 16000, more for distance, and we were a relatively low yardage program.

How many hours did you guys swim?? I'd end up as a big pink raisin.

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2011, 09:02:47 PM »
How many hours did you guys swim?? I'd end up as a big pink raisin.


2 2 hour practices a day. Usually something like 8-10 and 4-6, which were considered prime times. There were a metric s***-ton of teams down there for winter training, it was kinda fun to hit on other teams' girls in the hotel/on the beach.
Do you think we're gonna make it? / I don't know unless we try / you could sit here scared to move / or we could take them by surprise

kuf

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2011, 12:12:25 AM »
Swam yesterday. 2500yds, with 4x200 IMs
 
Swam today. 2000yds with lots more IM work, including reverse IM, which are just weird and harder, b/c the hardest for me, butterfly, is at the end.