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How many meters did you swim today?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by CDFS, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. CDFS

    CDFS Senior member

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    In the style of the 'How many miles did you run today?' thread I present to you this new and exciting thread. This morning I swam for the firts time in a long while. About 1200 meters (or 2/3th of a mile).
     
  2. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    I sprint 20 meters at a time as fast as I can with brief rests in between. I do this for 30-45 minutes. I don't really count up the distance.
     
  3. Elmo

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    I do 30 minutes in a 25 meter pool. I don't count laps.

    I add a 4 mile walk [slow] to the effort.
     
  4. Althis

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    on average 2500-3000 per day mon-fri now that water polo is over
     
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    10K a day. My hair is dead.
     
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    Laffertron Senior member

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    300. Not much but I'm still starting out. Trying to do a session before and after work, but only did one today. The benefits of living in an apartment complex with a pool - nobody uses it. It's like having your own private pool that you don't have to look after.

    Swimming makes you feel great!
     
  7. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    2,500 every MWF. 10K is insane. Does Michael Phelps swim that much?
     
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    Not really sure about distance in meters (though I could probably work it out) but have been trying to get into a fairly regular schedule of alternating days doing lap swimming (1 hour sessions) with running (75-90 minutes). Six days of alternating the two, and then a day of rest/stretching.

    Feeling good and not nearly as affected by the minor aches and strains I was prone to when I was into a pretty much consistent running regimen.
     
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    on average 2500-3000 per day mon-fri now that water polo is over

    Which pool? I've been swimming at the Rose Bowl but I've missed the last month. I was also thinking of playing with the master water polo group on Sundays.
     
  10. Althis

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    pasadena high pool, i go to the rose bowl sometimes on weekends
     
  11. oman

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    ~1000. but i've been cutting back on frequency lately; i need to get back into the routine
     
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    on average 2500-3000 per day mon-fri now that water polo is over

    You are a brave man. I used to do water polo. After a while, the morning swims tax your soul. Pretty violent too.
     
  14. Intelligent Design

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    I'd be interested to know if any of the swimmers posting here are using swimming aids.

    For myself, I'm going to try to get it up to 2kms (no aids). If I can manage that 3 times a week I'll be happy.
     
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    if i can get to 500m (with breaks) its a good day. i cant fucking swim for shit and ive even taken lessons and it pisses me off
     
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    I'd be interested to know if any of the swimmers posting here are using swimming aids.

    For myself, I'm going to try to get it up to 2kms (no aids). If I can manage that 3 times a week I'll be happy.


    what are swimming aids?
     
  18. Hoya Saxa

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    what are swimming aids?

    He may be thinking about a pull buoy or paddles. I use both a bit during drills.

    But in keeping with the theme of the thread, 3.8k this morning. I do that about 3 days a week, and then mix in 2 days running and a day on the bike this time of year. In the spring, more biking and running, less swimming.
     
  19. oman

    oman Senior member

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    paddles are those things on your hands, right? i should get a pair. i assume they make things more difficult?
     
  20. Althis

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    You are a brave man. I used to do water polo. After a while, the morning swims tax your soul. Pretty violent too.

    We only had morning practices for 3 weeks, but practice at 6 AM really sucks lol, it may be violent but it's the most fun I've ever had, worst injuries I received was a dislocated shoulder and several kicks to the groin and face.

    Also for building up endurance for swimming, don't swim hard, just take easy strokes and make sure you stretch beforehand. It's also a good idea to alternate strokes, we often do medleys (IM's) which actually seem to make the laps go by faster since you're switching strokes and it gives a chance for other muscles to rest while you work others. And for swimming laps, wear jammers or a speedo because board shorts or anything else pretty much just weigh you down and sap your energy.
     

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