Sunday, July 15, 2007

Pool = Hard to breathe

You know what I find strange is that while I was training in my local pool all winter I was really struggling with my breathing. I just felt like I could not get enough air in while doing the front crawl so I would resort to the breaststroke and would be able to go back and forth and finish the distances I wanted to complete. BUT now that I am swimming in ocean or lake water I can swim the front crawl and get in plenty of air.

My very smart first-marriage mother-in-law (she is also one of my favorite people because she takes my kids for as long as I want all summer- allelulia amen to her) told me that the chlorine affects her ability to breathe while swimming. What do all of you tri people think of that theory?

By the way, Happy Birthday to Me. Someone told me today that I look more like 29 than 39, I almost married him right there on the spot!! Then I decided since I have failed now at not just one, but TWO marriages in my 39 years I better stick to romance novels. Men are a mystery I am not sure I will ever solve :-)

6 comments:

Rsqboss said...

what do u want for your birthday?

Tom said...

Happy Birthday! Take the compliments when you get 'em. Just a by-passer who enjoyed reading your blog. Always great reading what other runners are learning and trying. Keep up the good running and posting.

Tom

http://blog.runnerslounge.com

Robb said...

I've never heard of the chlorine notion. I know lots about salt water and prefer it over lakes and pools.

Men and mystery in the same sentence? Ohhhkay.

Happy Birthday to you!

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Yup, I agree on the chlorine. Add that to the very high humidity in the pool area. When the humidity is high, the oxygen levels are lower (Boyle's Law, chemistry stuff).

And Happy Birthday!

I'll also agree you look more like 29. But I'm taken. ;)

Wes said...

Happy birthday!! You look like a spring chicken to me!! LOL. I've not noticed that breathing thing in the lake. Well, I've only been in the lake 5 times :-) My guess is the lake of walls makes you relax a bit. We have no idea about the distance, so we aren't trying to over exert ourselves. Who knows! I'll take it though!!

Wes said...

lack of walls... Grrrr...