Music whilst swimming help
OK, in a rash, foolish move over xmas I have agreed to partake in a triathlon in september with 2 of my sisters.
The running and the biking should be fine but I am about as good in a pool as an hydrophobic spider.
I am trying and starting to get there but it is soooo damn boring that I have decided I need music – obviously going in the pool with either a 6th gen nano or a iphone is a no go (water + electrics, etc ….but cases may work ?) does anyone have any ideas ?
Help as staring at the bottom of the pool is starting to seriously do my head in !
Cheers allPosted 3 years agocpSubscriber
If you need music, you’re not concentrating on the swim enough – focus on technique etc… and if you’re not sure what you should be looking out for, get some lessons and/or attend some technique sessions.
A bit of time spent on technique now will make your training sessions far more beneficial.Posted 3 years agoSamBMember
Agree with cp above – you shouldn’t need music, you should be concentrating on form. Especially if you’re still in the hydrophobic spider stage of swimming 🙂
For the record: I do listen to music when swimming. I use a waterproof’d iPod shuffle with short cord headphones – this one: http://waterfi.com/waterproof-ipod-shufflePosted 3 years ago
However I only use this for long sets when I want to zone out – for tech swims I’m busy working on my stroke.wartonMember
when I was training for ironman i found being able to switch off and concentrate purely on my technique a godsend.
I honestly think if you’re finding it boring you’re not doing it right! A finely honed swimming technique is a beautiful thing, and will greatly improve your tri experience. ditch the music, and concentrate on your stroke is my advice.Posted 3 years agoMSPSubscriber
I find with many things music to be a massive benefit, it can help me focus or relax into my “zen” place etc. So ignore the naysayers.
You can get “waterproofed” ipods, they coat the circuitry rather than trying to make it airtight, the technology has been around for years, it is a shame that it hasn’t been adopted into mainstream portable electronics.Posted 3 years agolapierreladySubscriber
I sympathise.I don’t use music myself, mostly because I swim early am so am not awake enough to feel bored. I have a friend who swears by it however, and uses one of these http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2013/07/waterproof_mp3.html?pic=4#galleryPosted 3 years ago
tucking all the wires into a swimming capgavtheoldskaterMember
wow, if i saw someone in the pool with an mp3 on i’d laugh. may as well go to the gym and watch mtv.
but it is soooo damn boring
then you are not swimming correctly. sorry.
you say you are no good in a pool, then learn to swim.
i too was useless, i thought i could swim and a coach took one look at me and said ‘you can’t swim.’ my 400 time at that pointy was well over 10mins. i remeber looking at the times of the pool swim club and i was around the slowest time listed for the 11 year old girls category.
4 years on and i’m down around 6m53 and still learning to swim. total immersion book from ebay for 4quid is my latest mantra.
so, if you are just hitting the pool and doing lengths no wonder you are bored. get a plan, have an aim. the beauty of just seeing the bottom of the pool is that it allows you to focus on exactly what you are doing in that moment, you are utterly free from distraction, floatation tank isolation almost, start learning to swim, you wont be bored.Posted 3 years ago
Then you are not swimming correctly. sorry
Almost certainly true, but I like listening to music, it motivates me, gets me going.
Maybe it will change as I get better but i love the feeling on a turbo trainer when you can lose yourself in a good song and realise you have blasted out another 3 mins without realising itPosted 3 years ago
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