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Question 25 meter intervals

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Hello,

Looking for input regarding 25 meter intervals with fins.

  • I am in a pool without a dive buddy and generally no lifeguard so I am keen on not finding my limits (i.e. being dead). As background, my static pb is 5 min and my best dynamic with fins is 75 meters.
  • I generally do 1 interval every minute which equates to generally 1:1 hold/respiration (25-30 sec hold / 30-35 sec breathe)
  • I am up to doing these for an hour and thought I should research what is happening with my o2 levels over time in this scenario but could not find any info.
  • I enjoy doing these and like the specificity of the intervals but thought I might get input from the interweb.
Thoughts?

And of course I would prefer to have a dive buddy each day but I have yet to find a training partner in my neck of the woods so my goal is to be as conservative as possible while still in the water given that reality.
 

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We do similar exercises as training for UWR/UWH and I do them by myself sometimes at the local pool. You can approach each 25m with the question of what do you want to develop....

- fast/slow swim, rest, go on the minute
- fast/slow swim, x number of breaths, go again
- fast/slow swim, surface swim to recover, go again
- max number of lengths in a set time... etc

There is always the safety net that you can just surface at any point and take a breath, which I would not consider a failure, as well as having the lifeguard at the pool. But I agree, by yourself is probably not the time to try to set records.
 

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The general rule of thumb is a ratio2 breathing for 1 hold for spearfishermen. Shortening the surface time too much is a major cause of SWB. Keep in mind that by the end of your workout your body is much less sensitive to low O2/high CO2, so the longer the training session, the less likely you are to recognize the edge.
 
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Hello all,
I can't really answer your question I am afraid but was wondering if perhaps anyone could help me out. I am relatively new to the UK and desperately trying to find a pool to do some dynamic training. Does anyone know of a pool in the Plymouth-Devon-Cornwall area that will allow that?

All the best
Kat
 
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