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Old 1st May 15, 09:01 AM
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My unexpected swimming progress

I haven't swim for a few months, not since I started running. But yesterday I fell unwell and decided to do that instead of going for a run.

To be honest when I go to swim I always do it for mucsle relaxation, not setting up goals, so I swim slowly until i get either tired or bored.

So yesterday I have realised that I managed to swim for 15 mins without having a break! I know it might sound silly for you experienced runners with lungs of the size of a planet, but I never could do it, I used to get tired quickly. I was so pleased to see results of running and see myself getting fitter.

To be honest the reason I started all this fitness thing and 1.5 ago is because I wanted to get stronger and fitter plus to strech my comfort zone. People keep telling me I am slim enough naturally and I don't need to exercise. What a lot of rubbish! It's all about being strong and fit, no matter of what size you are!
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Old 1st May 15, 03:46 PM
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I found that even though I was running fit I couldn't do a length without taking a quick breather at the end, it's a totally different feeling being restricted to when you can breathe.
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Old 1st May 15, 03:51 PM
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I found that even though I was running fit I couldn't do a length without taking a quick breather at the end, it's a totally different feeling being restricted to when you can breathe.
so then my progress has nothing to do with running? What then? Cross-training?
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Old 20th Jul 15, 07:29 AM
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so then my progress has nothing to do with running? What then? Cross-training?
it's the muscles you use rather than your lungs per se. So yes your cross training may have helped. maybe you went a bit a slower, etc etc. Prob not an improvement in technique as you haven't been swimming
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Old 20th Jul 15, 09:38 PM
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I used to get exhausted swimming, literally out of breath. It's all about technique.
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Old 21st Jul 15, 06:32 AM
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bit worried about being restricted when you breath... you breath out whenever you like... it's just the breathing in bit you have to be careful of
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