During a swim session in February, I climbed out of the pool with a pounding headache. It hung around as I cleaned up, packed up, and left the gym. Even most of my way home my head continued to hurt. I couldn't figure out what I had done while in the pool so I was determined to pay close attention during my next swim to see if I could solve the puzzle.
And I did. I found that as I became tired, I started holding my breath. I was taking four strokes with my head in the water of which I was holding my breath for about three. So, either I needed to force myself to exhale or shorten the number of strokes between breaths. I found that the latter was much easier, and when I was finished with my workout yesterday I only had a small ache in my head. I wonder what other weird habits I'm going to discover I have as I train...
One Month Done
6 years ago