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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #225 on: September 14, 2013, 10:03:09 AM »
I'll just restart this thread by myself. So, yesterday I went swimming with a friend, friend being the guy who always wants to run with me but is way too fast for me. However, he also used to kick my ass a lot in the pool. He was able to do like twice what I would do in the same time BUT, it seems, even though I didn't swim much last year (I did swim for 3-4 months prior to xmas and then was unable to find the motivation to go back(shame on me) yesterday, I actually was making him work. I was in a slower lane than him and actually went faster! haha.

we followed each other in our workout, when I did legs he did legs and so on. Leg alone, I would beat him by at least the full lenght of my body  and with the pull I had like a meter on him. Felt great to finally beat him for like the first time in my life ever. 

Also, I found out this pool is also where one of my tri-friend swims at  :thumbsup:
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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #226 on: September 15, 2013, 06:34:08 PM »
Just did 2000meters lots of legs, lots of pull buoy, and I'm working on bilateral breathing, I at least managed to "unlock" it, I was unable to do it before but now I "can". So that's a progress. When I do drills with the pull or just legs, I do pretty well imho but when I do the whole thing it feels terrible. Really. I need to work on that.
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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #227 on: September 22, 2013, 08:30:56 PM »
did 1500m, I was feeling weak today.
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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #228 on: September 30, 2013, 11:38:44 AM »
I went swimming a few time since my last update, I'm still wondering if I should focus on trying to get this bilateral breathing right or just make it simple and just breath from one side alone.

btw I still feel weak but this may just be a side effect of this trainer thing I'm doing that's pretty hard. Uh who would have thought.
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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #229 on: October 01, 2013, 11:58:14 PM »
I think I'm actually enjoying it. I suck, but I'm having fun. swam for 45minutes today.

One day I'll be able to do something!
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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #230 on: October 02, 2013, 08:39:51 AM »
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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #231 on: October 05, 2013, 12:53:12 PM »
I swam again yesterday, I will go tomorrow too.
I really am still amazed at how silly hard combining everything and getting a rhythm is.
Breathing bilaterally : weakness #1. but can do it when I focus on it alone.
Catch and pull can be surprisingly efficient when I focus on it and do it properly, I mean, wow, I can catch up on my friend who's halfway in the pool before he reaches the other end (me with a pull buoy). (he swam a lot more than me but really never focused on technique, just doing a lot of lenghts by himself)
Kicking alone, I did beat my friend too at that by over 10seconds on a 25yard sprint so I believe I'm somewhat okay there too.
I manage to not get my legs to sink stupidly too it helps a lot but when it comes to making all of those combine into one and just swim. ahahah. Failure!
I like forget to kick or breath/exhale whatever and then I realize and focus on breathing or kicking and forget to do any roll with my whole body so I'm just so un-smooth and I know it my arms are just flailing like I was an idiot and I then stop breathing entirely *yells*

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #232 on: July 31, 2014, 12:50:47 PM »
So I am probably gonna start my YMCA membership back up, got a 3 day pass this morning and did 50 laps in the pool, all freestyle cause that's the only stroke I know how to do...
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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #233 on: July 31, 2014, 01:21:03 PM »
all freestyle cause that's the only stroke I know how to do...

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #234 on: July 31, 2014, 01:23:20 PM »
Oh noes. Is WC turning into a triathlete?
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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #235 on: July 31, 2014, 01:25:20 PM »
he did suffer a head injury, so it's possible.

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #236 on: July 31, 2014, 01:34:41 PM »
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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #237 on: July 31, 2014, 02:34:42 PM »
he did suffer a head injury, so it's possible.
Not possible, I am not allowed to ride a bike  :(   If I don't do something I will be 200lbs before I know it :wha:
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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #238 on: March 05, 2016, 06:24:19 PM »
So we moved, we bought a house in a new overpriced edition and then my husband promptly got deployed for lord nows how long again. BUT! right down the road is a gym with a lap pool, I'm thinking about joining, at first all I will be able to handle is swimming once a week.


It also has a sauna.  :D

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Re: Swimming Status
« Reply #239 on: March 08, 2016, 07:58:50 PM »
I don't have plans this weekend yet, maybe I'll have time to sneak by the gym down the street.