recently i got dizzy when i got out of the pool after a swim(1000m+) and
could not walk straight or hardly stand. since then i have had the same
problem every time. what happened? can i fix it? i need to be able to ride
a bike after a swim. thanks.
: recently i got dizzy when i got out of the pool after a swim(1000m+) and
: could not walk straight or hardly stand. since then i have had the same
: problem every time. what happened? can i fix it? i need to be able to
: a bike after a swim. thanks.
The same thing occurs to me oftenly! I've questioned and done almost
everything to clear this problem and I had few success so far!
I thought it could be caused by the swim cap and switched it several times
which didn't work (even without a swim cap it didn't work). Then I thought
it could be caused by the monotonous and repetitive movement of the head
when breathing and tried breathing at both sides, it improved a little but
not enough that would allow me to sprint for the bike after swimming.
But the worst part comes when I try to put on my cycling shoes and have to
lower my head - wow! (last year in one sprint event I spent about 1,5 min
trying to get the first shoe on!). And the harder I swim the dizzier it
What I think it happens (and this is a personal opinion) is that when you
breathe while swimming the body alocates the oxygen in some kind of
priorities, that is mainly your muscles and fueling the brain with only the
minimal oxygen that it requires and when you get up you would have to wait
that your brain with be refueled with more oxygen. So, tough I might be
wrong, what I do is: with only about +-100 meters to end the swim leg I
lift my head up and swim these last meters in "water polo style", then
when I get off the water I breathe heavily and run cautiosly to my bike, I
then sit on the floor and get the cycling shoes on, always with my head up.
This method sometimes work and sometimes it doesn't... Anyway, try it see
PS: If you have any success post-it or let me know.
Jo?o Matos Luis