>Cross Training>Nausea after swimming
Blaine Moore (MM#2867)
Run to Win23 Marathons, 10 Ultras, 16 States (Full List)
Blaine, you aren't supposed to swallow the water. LOL
t_runner~ Have you tried 3 stroke breathing? It brings your head up on the opposite side, keeping your form a little better since you are able to maintain the rolling from side to side motion. It is good to breath from both sides but yes, some weirdos only breath on one side. How is your breathing? are you waiting too long and gulping in air? Sometimes when you go too hard, you end up gulping in air and creating uncomfortable gas bubbles that can make you feel sick.
My dh is my coach...I'll ask him if he knows any drills for that. Maybe he'll see this thread and respond since he's recently joined RA.
I can't seem to breath from both sides. One side is ok. They other side, I just suck in water. I need to find some drills to help with this.
Husband and father of 4
Running the 2012 Boston Marathon for Children's Hospital
Swimming technique is tough to master, but stick with it, it's worth it when you get the hang of it and makes things a lot more enjoyable!
Needs more cowbell!
I was gonna go with the inner ear/vertigo theory. Getting water in your ear and then sloshing it around can make things go woozy and can lead to nausea.
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Truer words have never been written. T, do you get just nauseous, or do you feel like your eyes and balance are off? If you are queasy and your eyes feel like they are spazzing around and your balance is off, then I would definitely suspect vertigo/inner ear infection issues. I have chronic problems with this and it is really awful. But it's never just stomach upset...it always feels like my eyes are floating around and unable to determine up from down.
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