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Travis Woodward
March 25th, 2014, 04:10 PM
So I've always loved swimming but I've never swam for a workout. A big part may have been a self-esteem.

Last week I decided to start swimming and swam on Thursday in the lap pool. I was dead tired the rest of the day, but it was fun.

Today I west swimming for the second time. Again I'm dead tired but I'm back at work now and want to go back to the pool..... I' think i'll like this swimming for workout thing.

Anyone else feel like they want to get back to the pool?


I'm just curious because I've always dreaded the gym and have never been stoked about going.... but this just feels different to me.

tpost2
March 26th, 2014, 08:35 AM
Welcome! I had a very similar experience. After years of trying to motivate myself to get on the treadmill and other various dry land activities, I rediscovered swimming. Suddenly, it wasn't a chore waking up before the sun or difficult to find the time to exercise this way. I, too, was initially wiped out during the day but after a couple of weeks got into the swing of things and haven't looked back. It's been a couple years now, and I'm still loving it. Kicking myself for waiting so long!

TRYM_Swimmer
March 27th, 2014, 09:20 AM
So I've always loved swimming but I've never swam for a workout. A big part may have been a self-esteem.

Last week I decided to start swimming and swam on Thursday in the lap pool. I was dead tired the rest of the day, but it was fun.

Today I west swimming for the second time. Again I'm dead tired but I'm back at work now and want to go back to the pool..... I' think i'll like this swimming for workout thing.

Anyone else feel like they want to get back to the pool?


I'm just curious because I've always dreaded the gym and have never been stoked about going.... but this just feels different to me.

Welcome to the club! You'll soon find out that the worst swimming workout is still great! Keep us informed about your quest.

orca1946
March 27th, 2014, 12:00 PM
You seem to have "found" what most of us look forward to in the new "mind refreshing" workouts in the pool. Yes. most of us do look forward to our in water time. Welcome!!

flystorms
March 28th, 2014, 09:07 AM
Over the years, I've had bouts of mild depression every 6-9 months or so that lasts for a couple of months. Since I started in with Master's and have regular workouts/team atmosphere, I haven't had any problems. I look forward to the workouts and the guys challenge me all the time. It's so refreshing to get my regular "dose" of cholorine or salt water. Glad it's working for you too. Keep up the good work and make it fun!

chefster
March 28th, 2014, 11:08 AM
Try to swim rested. Tired swimming will ill effect your technique. Be wary to take time off especially in the beginning. Practice practice , the work out is one of side benefits.

Travis Woodward
March 28th, 2014, 05:05 PM
Try to swim rested. Tired swimming will ill effect your technique. Be wary to take time off especially in the beginning. Practice practice , the work out is one of side benefits.

Chefster I think it is interesting you say the workout is one of the side benefits. Can you delve into this in more detail?

Thanks,

Travis

orca1946
March 28th, 2014, 06:30 PM
We all are pulling for you to enjoy swimming!