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    Default Swimming thread

    Do we have any swimmers on here? There's a great thread for runners, but I don't run unless someone is chasing me and even that is iffy. I much prefer swimming for my exercise and I'd love to chat about it with fellow swimmers.

    I'm just getting back to the gym for swimming after a couple of years off due to kid school schedule (poor excuse, I know, but there it is). Right now I'm swimming 1500 meters. I'd like to get that up to 2000 eventually, but probably not for a year or so. Right now, I my goal is to get back to the time intervals I was swimming when I stopped two years ago. Then, I'll add distance. But I also know I need some variety. And this is where I'd love to chat with other swimmers. I need some workout suggestions. Most everything I find online includes fly, and that just isn't going to happen, for a variety of reasons.

    I'll stop there until I know if there's anyone out there.

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    Bumping since most people are now able to get back on CC, and I'm hoping there's people out there who swim but just weren't able to post for a while

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    I've been trying to get in a couple times a week since I'm still unable to run injury free. Right now, I'm still just trying to get a little bit of conditioning. I'm swimming in a 25yd pool and doing between 2500 and 5000yd a workout. The day I did 5000, the last bit was pretty sloppy. I've done a few interval sets but it's embarrassing how slow I am. I don't know how long I'll keep it up because the closest pool is outdoors and I don't swim in the cold, even in Florida.
    I'm not attempting fly right now, either.
    C 3/21/07
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    5000 yds!?! That's awesome. Even if I had the time, I don't think I would do that much. I only have about 30-40 minutes, so 1500-1600 is about all I can fit in in that time.

    My current workout is:
    400 warm up - 100 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 free - 9:00
    3x300 - 100 pull, 100 kick, 100 swim - 6:45
    2x50 sprint - 1:00
    100 cool down

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    Yeah, it took me awhile and two bathroom breaks the day I did 5000. Sounds like you have a good workout for the time you have. Have you tried to change up your pace and do hard/easy or descending sets? Right now, I'm just breaking everything up into 500 yd segments, and just kind of doing what I feel like because I'm so out of shape. I've been adding one or two sets on the clock but I'm so slow it's depressing.
    C 3/21/07
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    I was just thinking yesterday during my swim that I should try to do some interval stuff. So, starting next week, I think I'm going to move my sprints to between each pull-kick-swim set. That's going to suck.

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    I don't think there are many swimmers here, but in case there are... I bought myself a waterproof iPod for Christmas. I LOVE that I'm able to listen to music while I swim now. I thought I'd have trouble with keeping track of my laps, but so far that hasn't been an issue (but I've only been swimming in sets of 100s, so not a lot to keep track of). I feel like I'm going faster and swimming better. The only problem has been the earbuds - they don't fit quite right in my ears and sometimes I get music in only one ear. But I'm sure I'll get that figured out.

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    What'd you get? I've been thinking about it for years but I just don't go enough to justify the cost.

    I haven't been in months. Lots of sorry excuses but I swam through enough miserable conditions as a kid that I have a hard time making myself do it as an adult. I want to feel better not worse after a swim.

    Quote Originally Posted by scarlett View Post
    I don't think there are many swimmers here, but in case there are... I bought myself a waterproof iPod for Christmas. I LOVE that I'm able to listen to music while I swim now. I thought I'd have trouble with keeping track of my laps, but so far that hasn't been an issue (but I've only been swimming in sets of 100s, so not a lot to keep track of). I feel like I'm going faster and swimming better. The only problem has been the earbuds - they don't fit quite right in my ears and sometimes I get music in only one ear. But I'm sure I'll get that figured out.
    C 3/21/07
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    I got an iPod shuffle waterproofed by Underwater Audio. I don't love the way the Shuffle works as compared to other iPods, but it is little, and I can make it work. It definitely makes the swim more enjoyable.

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