Wow, an on-topic post! Swimming is definitely the weak link for me, so
I've been trying to do more of it. The problem is, I suddenly feel
really nauseated after about 500m. It doesn't matter the length of the
interval--if I do 50s, it comes on the 10th one; on 200s, it comes on
the 3rd. I've tried giving myself more time between intervals, but it
I'm not really prone to motion sickness, although sometimes I feel a bit
woozy after roller-coasters. I've tried eating beforehand, not eating,
goggles, no goggles. I don't really hammer the intervals; right now I
want good form and I want a 1500m swim to be "not a big deal" the way a
40k bike or a 10k run (by themselves) are "not a big deal". (Yeah, I
want to do some Olys next year). This seems to be a new problem--I did a
bunch of sprints last year with swims of at least 500m, and I did one
Oly. The swim took forever, but I didn't feel sick.
Does anyone have any ideas? I want to do more Olys, but not until I can
finish the swim without scaring the daylights out of the rescue boats.
Thanks for any help!
Vanessa "landlubber" Smith