water therapy

After my bike spill yesterday I woke up fairly achey and listening to the sound of thunder and rain. This the view from my bathroom. Very wet!

The last thing I felt like was a run or a ride but being true to Janathon I wanted to do something. My solution was water running.

I waited until the storm subsided and found my local pool to be empty of everyone but the manager and me. The temperature was perfect and I spent an hour doing a mixture of very easy swimming and pool running. A great recovery workout.

About labcswmn

I am a Senior School English and Media teacher and an ASCTA Silver Licence swim coach. I have two children and four grandchildren, all of whom are wonderful and my life purpose is to rage, rage, against the dying of vitality.
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4 Responses to water therapy

  1. runhelenrun says:

    This is going to sound silly… I’m going swimming tomorrow and I want to give water running a go, do you just sort of run? ok told you it was going to sound silly!

    • labcswmn says:

      Not silly at all. In the pool I wear a buoyancy aid which is not necessary in salt water. What you do is tighten your abs and use full range of motion to run whilst staying upright. It is extremely relaxing but hard work at the same time. Good luck, hope you enjoy it.

  2. Hello
    Do you actually run up and down the pool? Or do you just stay in the same spot, just exercising all your limbs in the water?

    • labcswmn says:

      I run up and down in the pool deep end. For instance one pool I go to has its deepest part in the middle so I swim 6 strokes, run until I touch the bottom, then swim again. At the other pool there is a shallow end and a deep end so I run about 30m then turn around and run back. These are 50m pools. Also I have found the most effective way to get a workout is to have a 30 sec hard, 20 sec easy tempo or a variation of that. Hope that helps 🙂

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