swimming

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12 entries
Started Sep 4, 2020
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Ended up swimming a couple hundred meters in the ocean today after seeing a woman doing laps in this spot. Went back in with my GoPro just to show the swimming spot for those that are curious.

Don't think the camera does a great job of portraying the space here but still cool to get used to trying to document this kind of thing.

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Spent two hours surfing this morning. Being in the ocean more has evolved the way I think about my β€œswimming” practice. Both what it means and what it means to me.

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1250m free
250m free
250m free

another workout where I’ve had to stop early to accommodate for other people. not about it.

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1500m

Trying to set a new normal distance that has significance outside of my workouts (1500m is both an olympic distance and the olympic triathlon distance for swimming).

Also noticed something about motivation. Because of the layout of the pool I only have the opportunity to stop once every two laps (once every 50m). In order to continue you don’t need to feel motivated for 50m, just the 2m before the turn. Once you’ve turned you lose the opportunity to choose for another 50m and so the cycle continues.

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700m free

tweaked my shoulder + frustration and anxiety over sharing a lane. honestly just think the shoulder injury was a physical manifestation of the emotional reaction to having my ritual interrupted.

today was more evidence in favour of open water swimming which would increase control over my workout by giving me more independence. availability of pools, pool hours, other people in that pool etc are unnecessary barriers.

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1000m free
200m breast (70-80%)
400m pull
50m free sprint
50m free easy

1700 total

First 20 laps of 1000m breathing was strong and slow. Second half was consistent but faster. No feeling of being out of breath which could either be a function of form (longer strokes) or fitness (more endurance). Do think it was slightly slower than usual but that could just be my perception. The long strokes definitely got more into my shoulders.

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1000m free
200m breast
400m arms only (paddles and buoy)
50m free sprint

Was at my old high school pool today. 1000m felt strong. ~ 15 mins (Β± 2) breathing was steady but still rushed. learned during paddles that longer strokes = more time to draw longer breaths so going to work on keeping strokes longer during 1000m going forward.

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1000m free
100m breast easy
50m free sprint

no watch today. felt good on the 1000m but want to get my breathing more consistent. sprint felt strong.

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