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Question Pushing the dry breath hold limit, and time under water?

grarena

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Jan 19, 2019
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Great stuff Nathan. I’m 62. I’m an anesthesiologist. In my younger days a helluva runner but stopped too much wear and tear on my body. How many days a week at this lighter schedule do you think? 5? I ordered the Ebook by putting email and name but I didn’t see where or how you pay.

In addition I’m doing my static holds and training but recently added apnea walks in anticipation of water stuff in the summer which I’ve never done. I’m a good swimmer but this is all new to me. The apnea walks are 1:00 then 20 sec recovery X 8. This is not easy but not all out. I can currently do a 2:00 apnea walk but that’s maxed out almost hitting the ground at the end. I think 2:15 or 2:30 would be seriously close to falling. Any opinions on that? This seems like a good prelude to future water activity. Thanks for participating in this discussion as your knowledge is quite helpful. Gregg Arena
 

Nathan Vinski

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Great stuff Nathan. I’m 62. I’m an anesthesiologist. In my younger days a helluva runner but stopped too much wear and tear on my body. How many days a week at this lighter schedule do you think? 5? I ordered the Ebook by putting email and name but I didn’t see where or how you pay.

In addition I’m doing my static holds and training but recently added apnea walks in anticipation of water stuff in the summer which I’ve never done. I’m a good swimmer but this is all new to me. The apnea walks are 1:00 then 20 sec recovery X 8. This is not easy but not all out. I can currently do a 2:00 apnea walk but that’s maxed out almost hitting the ground at the end. I think 2:15 or 2:30 would be seriously close to falling. Any opinions on that? This seems like a good prelude to future water activity. Thanks for participating in this discussion as your knowledge is quite helpful. Gregg Arena
The book is free, so no payment needed. You will receive a download link by email.

On a 'lighter schedule' you should be able to do 5-7 days per week, depending on motivation and available time. Its actually when you start to work towards PB attempts that you would reduce the amount of hours/days training. Intensity (difficulty level is the way I look at it) implies the need for rest. So when doing your 5:15 -> +6:00 or 10/10 difficulty tables, you might only want to train 1-3 times per week.

Ideally you would always have a balanced recovery. (Again this requires some individual trial and error) but the rule of thumb is that, the harder your sessions are, the less of them you can do. Once you find out how often you can train at the various difficulty levels, you can more easily make a training schedule that fits your needs.