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ijen

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Swim breakthrough
« on: June 03, 2012, 02:18:53 PM »
As some of you may know, I met a fellow earlier this week who is a distance swimmer. Bf and I did some training with him in the pool on Friday and it was incredible.

Well, today we went out for an ocean swim with Jim and the group. Against the current, I swam a mile with very little issue. I've struggled mentally with open water swims but I really gained the confidence I needed today. This is the longest ocean swim I've done. :thumbsup:

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ijen

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Re: Swim breakthrough
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 02:22:31 PM »
BTW, even though they look like swim freds, most of these guys are stupidly fast.

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Re: Swim breakthrough
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 03:33:45 PM »
Strong work!  Swimming quick is very much about efficiency and ocean swimming is not easy.





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Re: Swim breakthrough
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 05:25:06 PM »
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Re: Swim breakthrough
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012, 06:31:22 PM »
Next time, drope the hamer on them.

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Re: Swim breakthrough
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012, 07:33:17 PM »
The guy with the orange rubber face must be *extra* fast.

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Re: Swim breakthrough
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2012, 05:50:40 PM »
Got out again today.

Seas were rough. I fought and fought going perpendicular from the shore to get out past the breaking point. By the time I got way offshore, I was out of breath and exhausted. Boyfriend kept telling me to go back to shore but I was hoping the worst was behind me.

Luckily, it was. The parallel leg of the swim went very well. 1.25 miles, 25 minutes. Somewhat current assisted, no wetsuit. Had a blast.

This is surely a good workout, but it's doing way more for me mentally than physically. Even with rough waters, I went further today than I did last week.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Swim breakthrough
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012, 02:44:12 PM »
The guy with the orange rubber face must be *extra* fast.
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Nice work Jen, real swimming is pretty hard, until you get the stroke down, more form than anything.


In the winters of 2009 - 2010, I swam 2x/wk at the local Y pool.  They have a masters swim group and 1 dude helped me out and taught me how to swim for real.  I really enjoyed it, however, I got many sinus infections.  This past fall, I swam a few times and got the sinus infection after each time, long story short, apparently you can be allergic to/highly affected by chlorine. I know a guy who used to work in the aquatics dept. there, he tells me the Y uses a ton of chlorine as the pool gets more use then designed, even the locker room reeks of chlorine daily.


This past winter I did not go to the Y once, the amount of sinus infections dramatically decreased but I did not swim.  I wish I could swim in the winter, sigh.
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