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This morning's swim

Thursday, April 24, 2014

When I took my swim lesson, the coach told me to not roll and breath with every stroke. The thing is, my heart rate really goes up when I start using my arms. I can go more than a few breaths before I'm gasping for air. And then it hit me: it's okay to ignore Coach Kathy.

It's more efficient to breath every third stroke. But if your heart rate is so high that you cannot breath, it's unrealistic to do so. As my fitness level improves, then I can work on the number of strokes I can take before rolling up for a breath.

I'm comfortable breathing on either side, so I'm confident that I will be able to get to the point where I breath every third stroke. But it will take time.

Now, if only I could find a tri that will allow me to use fins and a kickboard during the swim...

I've been sneezy all more morning. This happened last week, too. I clearly need to remember to take a benadryl before a swim work out. (At least I hope that fixes it!)
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