Saturday, June 17, 2006

Vanquishing Sea Sickness

I went back down to the Shores today for a swim. God, it was so gorgeous. Sunny, clear, 70s. I've never seen anything so perfect. I used only ear plugs and swam for about an hour at a very relaxing pace. No meds. No seasickness! At all! I felt great. I was even able to rest and look around or do the breaststroke for awhile if I got tired. It was awesome. Phew! So nice not to have to worry about medicating and side effects. All it took was some ear plugs. Weird. I'm getting a lot more comfortable with sighting and getting out past the breakers. I saw a ton of fish and a ton of stingrays. It wasn't a problem because I swam over all of them. It was also nice to get used to swimming with and against currents. I feel very good about my swimming this week.

I took it easy yesterday. I'm behind on my biking for the week so far but my body felt very tired. I did some light weight lifting for about 40 minutes last night but nothing that made me too sore. I scratched the practice club sprint triathlon this morning. I just didn't feel up to it. Tomorrow, Jason and I are running in the Low Tide Ride 'N Stride, which is about 8 miles. Next weekend is the International Tri so I want to make sure I'm nice and fresh. I figured I owed it to myself to take it a little easy.

7 comments:

Joseph Vinciquerra said...

Holy God... Fish? Ehf'ing Stingrays?!?! *Shudder* I am such a water whimp - and would totally freak OUT!!!

I'll stay in the lakes, thank you very much.

STINGRAYS?!?!

Ken Schulz said...

Congrats on the swimming accomplishment! If you like to see fish while you swim go to St Croix!!!

Good luck next weekend and remember, rest is key!

JeffM said...

Sounds like you've got the ocean swimming down. 17:47 for a 1000 meters (your race) is a good time.

Habeela said...

Yay for no sea sickness and taking it easy.

Mon said...

swimming in the ocean is hard. Mostly i stand still and let the waves entertain me. Um, stingrays? close or not, that is scarey!

Cliff said...

Stingrays bite ppl right? :)

That sounds so good. Glad u don't have the sea sick to deal with no more

theseamonster said...

What brand did you use? I don't get seasick but I just want to keep the _nasty_ pool water out of my head so I figured I'd give earplugs a try.