Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A leisurely 1500 yards

I got back in the pool for laps today, without the kids even, which I've been avoiding since I recognized the poolwater has been giving me severe nasal issues.

I went in the cooler of the two pools at our Y (presumably with less nasty stuff in the water), wore my new Speedo noseclip, and did 1500 yards at a comfortable pace, using open turns, and stopping a few times to adjust the noseclip (ouch!) or goggles or stretch my crampy feet, etc.

Time? About 41 minutes - close to what I've swum in some races.

Sheesh! I must be swimming in circles in races or stopping completely to sight every 6 strokes or something!

Anyway, it's 3 hours post-swim and my nose is running like a faucet. Obviously we have not found the optimal solution yet. I've got a few more ideas yet to try, though.

4 comments:

Shannon said...

Not thinking about pools, swimming, or goggles until January.......

MamaMaven said...

I was having similar issues last winter when I swam inside all the time, I am hoping you come up with something that works so I can copy :) Last night was my first swim since, um, August and it was the ears not the nose that bothered me.

Fe-lady said...

I got "Flonase" from my Doctor. Helps somewhat! At least I can sleep at night without having to try and blow my nose every ten min!

amybee said...

Hmmmm. Swimming..... hmmmmm....

I've been THINKING about getting in the pool again, but have not yet made the trek.

You are reminding me to add this back in to may "very busy" calendar....