> I'm not sure if this has been covered or not, but does anyone know what I
> could use or eat or not eat etc. for an open water swim? I suffered last
> year at Ironman Hawaii and at Gulf Coast this year. I get very nautious and
> throw up multiple times when I do an ocean swim.
> I have not eaten before the race later to suffer on the run. I have also
> chewed on candied ginger. Please let me know of any cures for this.
Do you have the same problem during lake swims? I mention this because one
cause of nausea during an ocean swim is ingesting to much salt water. In the
event its the motion thats affecting you adaptation will work wonders. In other
words do more open water ocean swims. If you don't have reasonable access to
the ocean any open water swims will help you adapt. I would avoid any motion
sickness medication since most wil only make you drowsee. I also would not
refrain from eating due to your fear of nausea. Eat early enough so that your
meal is digested and in some cases this helps to settle ones anxiety about the