Short Course: The bad news

I recently noted an unforeseen benefit of doing long swims in a short-course pool: It’s easy to monitor your stroke count without counting!

That’s the good news.

The bad news?

Swimming for a long time without stopping in a short-course pool can increase the risk of tossing your cookies.

I assume this has something to do with flip turns, and I also assume it depends on what you’ve eaten recently. I didn’t have a problem in the One Hour Postal last year, but I occasionally do get nauseated during these swims.

It goes with the territory. Just ask Dave Barra, who did a memorably gruesome 30,000 SCY workout at about this same time last year.

2 thoughts on “Short Course: The bad news”

  1. It is pretty absurd to think about the “non-swimming” work out you get in SCY. A single 400 is 15 sit ups and 16 jump squats off the wall. Not to mention the lower back workout for stabilizing yourself during the turn.

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