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How many meters did you swim today?

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

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Any tips for someone trying to regain a stroke after not swimming seriously since childhood? I'm taking a class and practicing, but feel like I just cannot make a breakthrough to swim past 50m without gasping for breath. Oddly, it seems like it's the kicking that really wears me out, even though I run and cycle (I guess a completely different motion/muscle group at play).

    I had this problem when I re-started. It just went away. I later got a coach to work on technique with mixed results. Honestly, I don't care about technique that much. After a week of swimming, or maybe less, I was fine.
     
  2. gamelan

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    Any tips for someone trying to regain a stroke after not swimming seriously since childhood? I'm taking a class and practicing, but feel like I just cannot make a breakthrough to swim past 50m without gasping for breath. Oddly, it seems like it's the kicking that really wears me out, even though I run and cycle (I guess a completely different motion/muscle group at play).

    focus on your breathing. make sure your exhaling enough while your face is in the water so you're ready to take in a breath when your face is out of the water. beyond that, it's just a matter of gutting through it. but that was my breakthrough and it got me from doing no freestyle in 20 years to a 1500m within about 3 months. you'll get there.

    -Jeff
     
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    1250 m today, and yes^ after the first 100m improving on your distance takes mostly patience.
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    2500, lots of fly. [​IMG] that is murder.
     
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    2500, lots of fly. [​IMG] that is murder.

    Haven't been able tot do fly for more than two strokes. Impressive.
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Haven't been able tot do fly for more than two strokes. Impressive.

    The most I can do right now without a breather is 50. I did six IMs today with fly as a componet. Brutal.
     
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    The most I can do right now without a breather is 50. I did six IMs today with fly as a componet. Brutal.

    50 once is enough for me. I try to keep it as smooth as I can, but it's still a hectic stroke compared to freestyle. You have inspired me to include more fly in tonight's swim [​IMG]

    just out of curiousity - those of you who swim 2000-2500 m, how long does it usually take, about?

    I generally start with a 1000 or a 1500, and I think the 1500 takes me about 20 mins if I'm having a good day.
     
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    I generally start with a 1000 or a 1500, and I think the 1500 takes me about 20 mins if I'm having a good day.


    that's pretty fast. I am now doing 1000 meters in maybe 30 minutes.
     
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    been swimming a bit recently due to the gym being closed and my back being a bit tweaked [​IMG]

    swam the slowest 2k i've ever swum, but it felt like it was only two laps due to codeine/ diclofenac
     
  10. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    2,250, nothing but sprints, fly, and kick. [​IMG]
     
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    2,250, nothing but sprints, fly, and kick. [​IMG]

    Jesus Manton, that's pretty impressive. I used to swim competitively in high school and that would have been a decent workout even then. You must have been in the pool for an hour at least.
     
  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Jesus Manton, that's pretty impressive. I used to swim competitively in high school and that would have been a decent workout even then. You must have been in the pool for an hour at least.

    One hour exactly. I can usually do 2500 at least in an hour and can sometimes do 2700.
     
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    that's pretty fast. I am now doing 1000 meters in maybe 30 minutes.

    Don't worry; good days don't happen that often [​IMG] . If I start with a 1500, it's usually a smidgen under 25 mins. And I feel pretty tanked for the rest of the session. Most times I just start with a 1k.

    Inspired by Manton, for the last 2 swims I cranked out 2x200 IMs in the middle, plus another 50 fly later on, and boy does it turn the whole session into hell. Going to work on fly kick drill for a while; I'm sure I look like a complete gumby. [​IMG]
     
  14. Manton

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    If I die young, chances are it will be drowning from doing too much fly. Only 100 fly today.
     
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    During the spring of 1800 paddle back shortly after the break in the summer.
     
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    1500

    I really must get back to swimming more; and more often.
     
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    maybe 50m, I a freshmen, just learn to swim recently. [​IMG]
     
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