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    I've started swimming again after laying off for a while. I'd forgotten what a good exercise this is. My weight is staying the same but I can tell I've lost a little around my waist. Also I've got a bad knee and it feels better and moves easier after I swim. Honestly if you've got a score back or joints that hurt jump in the water and go for a swim you'll feel better.

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    My wife swims also. It makes her physically tired but not achey if that makes since. It has done wonders for her asthma also. I wish I had time to swim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jxncoog View Post
    My wife swims also. It makes her physically tired but not achey if that makes since. It has done wonders for her asthma also. I wish I had time to swim.
    You've got a wonderful pool over there. After half an hour of swimming I'm fried but like you've said I don't hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    You've got a wonderful pool over there. After half an hour of swimming I'm fried but like you've said I don't hurt.
    Speaking of swimming...
    The last time we visited my SIL in IF, they planned a trip to these "hot springs". I'm thinking that hot springs in the middle of winter sounds kind of cool, this'll be fun.
    Yeah, not so much. Indoors, stinky, filled with people, essentially a large swimming pool that was a little warmer than average, and I'm not entirely convinced that geothermal was the main source of heat. Nasty.

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    Green Canyon?
    Took our scouts there a few years back, and my son went with the scouts last month. I didn't like it but the boys did.

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    I am awful at swimming. I keep thinking I need to just spend time doing it and improve, but it is so frustrating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    Speaking of swimming...
    The last time we visited my SIL in IF, they planned a trip to these "hot springs". I'm thinking that hot springs in the middle of winter sounds kind of cool, this'll be fun.
    Yeah, not so much. Indoors, stinky, filled with people, essentially a large swimming pool that was a little warmer than average, and I'm not entirely convinced that geothermal was the main source of heat. Nasty.
    jxncoog got the right answer. That would be Green Canyon and it is a breeding ground for germs. Most kids love it until they get sick the next day.

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    I thought the place was a little creepy.

    Traditionally, our boys camp at Green Canyon the night before Merit Badge PowWow at BYU-I. Sleeping outside after getting out of the pool in November never seemed like a bright idea. My son survived nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    Speaking of swimming...
    The last time we visited my SIL in IF, they planned a trip to these "hot springs". I'm thinking that hot springs in the middle of winter sounds kind of cool, this'll be fun.
    Yeah, not so much. Indoors, stinky, filled with people, essentially a large swimming pool that was a little warmer than average, and I'm not entirely convinced that geothermal was the main source of heat. Nasty.
    I had also figured this was Green Canyon you were talking about. I grew up going there for ward activities, family outings, even as part of a Girls' Choice Date. That place is definitely heated geothermally. If you try the outside hot tub, it is warmer than the bigger pool. (Disclaimer: I haven't been to Green Canyon for 10 or more years.)

    I always liked Heise better because of the waterslide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    I've started swimming again after laying off for a while. I'd forgotten what a good exercise this is. My weight is staying the same but I can tell I've lost a little around my waist. Also I've got a bad knee and it feels better and moves easier after I swim. Honestly if you've got a score back or joints that hurt jump in the water and go for a swim you'll feel better.
    I try to get in a good 1.5 to 2 mile swim each week. It is a great workout, but I get bored. I wish Steve Jobs would come up with an underwater iPod.
    What's to explain? It's a bunch of people, most of whom you've never met, who are just as likely to be homicidal maniacs as they are to be normal everyday people, with whom you share the minutiae of your everyday life. It's totally normal, and everyone would understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Student View Post
    I had also figured this was Green Canyon you were talking about. I grew up going there for ward activities, family outings, even as part of a Girls' Choice Date. That place is definitely heated geothermally. If you try the outside hot tub, it is warmer than the bigger pool. (Disclaimer: I haven't been to Green Canyon for 10 or more years.)

    I always liked Heise better because of the waterslide.
    Wow. Those two places take me back to summers in Rigby.
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    one day I'll have to really dedicate myself to swimming laps as exercise. In all of my prior attempts it's been nothing more than running while holding your breath. I've never been able to do more than a few laps steady. My breath coordination just isn't that great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I am awful at swimming. I keep thinking I need to just spend time doing it and improve, but it is so frustrating.
    If only you had the nicest lap pool I've ever seen, then maybe you'd learn to like swimming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Ghost View Post
    I use the SwiMP3. I love it. I've been listening to audio books lately instead of music. It's very nice.

    A mutual friend of Lebowski and myself uses a waterproof case for his iPod shuffle by h20audio that he calls "swimming in heaven". I don't think I could do the headphones... the bone conduction thing with the SwiMP3 is nice because it is so unobtrusive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by landpoke View Post
    Bone Conduction would be a kick ass name for a band.
    Agreed. But would the band be some sort of metal band or would it be like one of those 70s R&B groups like The Spinners?
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    Quote Originally Posted by il Padrino Ute View Post
    Agreed. But would the band be some sort of metal band or would it be like one of those 70s R&B groups like The Spinners?
    I was thinking metal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Ghost View Post
    I use the SwiMP3. I love it. I've been listening to audio books lately instead of music. It's very nice.

    A mutual friend of Lebowski and myself uses a waterproof case for his iPod shuffle by h20audio that he calls "swimming in heaven". I don't think I could do the earplugs... the bone conduction thing with the SwiMP3 is nice because it is so unobtrusive.

    cheers.
    I finally got the swimp3, I swam with it yesterday. I like it, but more than music, I'd like to listen to audiobooks and I think it'd be hard given the limited capabilities of the swimp3. I'd never be able to go back and find my place. But otherwise, it's really cool. I couldn't swim with headphones either.

    Also, how fast do y'all swim? I feel like a slug in the water. It takes more a good 65-70 minutes to finish my 2 mile swim. I have no clue how good (or bad) that is.
    What's to explain? It's a bunch of people, most of whom you've never met, who are just as likely to be homicidal maniacs as they are to be normal everyday people, with whom you share the minutiae of your everyday life. It's totally normal, and everyone would understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsupial View Post
    Also, how fast do y'all swim? I feel like a slug in the water. It takes more a good 65-70 minutes to finish my 2 mile swim. I have no clue how good (or bad) that is.
    That's not to bad. I've always felt like if you can break 60 minutes for two miles you're a pretty good swimmer. Steel's kid probably does it in almost half that time but I'm pretty sure he got his swimming genes from his mother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    Steel's kid probably does it in almost half that time but I'm pretty sure he got his swimming genes from his mother.
    Definitely. Steel only does the side stroke. He doesn't want to get his hair wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsupial View Post
    I finally got the swimp3, I swam with it yesterday. I like it, but more than music, I'd like to listen to audiobooks and I think it'd be hard given the limited capabilities of the swimp3. I'd never be able to go back and find my place. But otherwise, it's really cool. I couldn't swim with headphones either.

    Also, how fast do y'all swim? I feel like a slug in the water. It takes more a good 65-70 minutes to finish my 2 mile swim. I have no clue how good (or bad) that is.

    I've been curious about how fast/slow I am too. My biggest problem is that once I get to about lap 8-10 I lose track. And I haven't convinced anyone to sit and watch while counting for me.

    All I know for sure is that I swim faster than most of the really fat people who come to the pool, and slower than most of the "masters" swimmers that are working out when I've gone to swim. So I feel pretty good about calling myself average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    I've been curious about how fast/slow I am too. My biggest problem is that once I get to about lap 8-10 I lose track. And I haven't convinced anyone to sit and watch while counting for me.

    All I know for sure is that I swim faster than most of the really fat people who come to the pool, and slower than most of the "masters" swimmers that are working out when I've gone to swim. So I feel pretty good about calling myself average.
    I have a watch to count my laps. On Saturday, I swam 2 miles in 64:30. I think that may be my best time yet. I'd like to swim faster, break the hour mark. Does anyone have any tips for increasing your speed?

    Interesting too. When I was running (I haven't been because I am injured, this is why I am swimming), my first mile was always my slowest. My last mile was always my fastest. With swimming, it's the total opposite. Where's my swimmers high? Why do I get progressively slower swimming and progressively faster running?
    What's to explain? It's a bunch of people, most of whom you've never met, who are just as likely to be homicidal maniacs as they are to be normal everyday people, with whom you share the minutiae of your everyday life. It's totally normal, and everyone would understand.

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    So I think I've posted before that I was on the swim team in High School. Anyway, I decided recently I needed to overcome the "fat guy in the pool" pride and start back at it. We got a family membership to Lehi Legacy Center and I've been going 3-4 times a week for 3 weeks now. I have been pleasantly surprised at the reality of muscle memory and how quickly swim fitness seems to be returning. I'm up to about 1000 yards for a workout, which I do in about 30 minutes. Certainly no speed demon but for a 280 lb. guy with short limbs who hasn't swam in close to 20 years not too bad. The first time I went I was gasping for breath after 100 yards or so.

    Between this, the 5K I'm doing on the 5th, and the cycling I'm trying to get going again, you guys might see me in th triathlon thread. Too bad they don't have am uber-clydesdale divison!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMCoug View Post
    So I think I've posted before that I was on the swim team in High School. Anyway, I decided recently I needed to overcome the "fat guy in the pool" pride and start back at it. We got a family membership to Lehi Legacy Center and I've been going 3-4 times a week for 3 weeks now. I have been pleasantly surprised at the reality of muscle memory and how quickly swim fitness seems to be returning. I'm up to about 1000 yards for a workout, which I do in about 30 minutes. Certainly no speed demon but for a 280 lb. guy with short limbs who hasn't swam in close to 20 years not too bad. The first time I went I was gasping for breath after 100 yards or so.

    Between this, the 5K I'm doing on the 5th, and the cycling I'm trying to get going again, you guys might see me in th triathlon thread. Too bad they don't have am uber-clydesdale divison!
    Keep it up and you won't be an uber clydesdale. Before you know it, you'll be posting half-naked pictures of your new svelte self just like another member of the board... (cough, Nikuman). Anyway, good work getting back at it.
    What's to explain? It's a bunch of people, most of whom you've never met, who are just as likely to be homicidal maniacs as they are to be normal everyday people, with whom you share the minutiae of your everyday life. It's totally normal, and everyone would understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsupial View Post
    Keep it up and you won't be an uber clydesdale. Before you know it, you'll be posting half-naked pictures of your new svelte self just like another member of the board... (cough, Nikuman). Anyway, good work getting back at it.
    Thanks. BTW, just saw your post above about getting faster. Are you just slogging through your two miles or are you doing a swim workout with sets, etc.? If the former, here is a pretty good article on why swim workouts are like they are vs running.

    http://beginnertriathlete.com/cms/ar...articleid=1992

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMCoug View Post
    Thanks. BTW, just saw your post above about getting faster. Are you just slogging through your two miles or are you doing a swim workout with sets, etc.? If the former, here is a pretty good article on why swim workouts are like they are vs running.

    http://beginnertriathlete.com/cms/ar...articleid=1992
    I pretty much just slog through it as fast as I can. Thanks for the link.
    What's to explain? It's a bunch of people, most of whom you've never met, who are just as likely to be homicidal maniacs as they are to be normal everyday people, with whom you share the minutiae of your everyday life. It's totally normal, and everyone would understand.

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    After a long absence from swimming, I started up again on Monday. It felt great to get in the water again. We joined a new gym and it has some nice pools.

    Before my last baby was born, I was running 5 miles a day. After she was born, I slacked off and was only doing 3 miles a day and not very consistently. When Aristides lost his job, both of us gained some weight due to stress, depression, and sporadic exercise. I am just now at the point where I think all of the stress has died down and I realized I should have been better about my exercise during the last year. Since I have gained some weight, I don't run as fast and it is way difficult for me. So I decided to swim off the weight.

    One thing I did not anticipate was that my boys (11 and 9) would want to work out with me. But each day, instead of going to kid care or having fun at the water slides next to the lap pool, they do laps with me. It has been kind of fun working out with them. It feels great to be doing something I was so passionate about once before.

    I am trying to figure out the best kind of workouts for me. I can do a mile in 30-35 minutes if I swim straight through, but I have been doing some intervals as well. Right now, I am so out of shape, I can only handle an hour workout, but I would like to build up to 90 minutes. My plan is to swim 5 days a week, do weights 2 times a week, and eventually add in running again. If any of you swimmers have any great tips for me, I am all ears, or eyes in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soccermom View Post
    After a long absence from swimming, I started up again on Monday. It felt great to get in the water again. We joined a new gym and it has some nice pools.

    Before my last baby was born, I was running 5 miles a day. After she was born, I slacked off and was only doing 3 miles a day and not very consistently. When Aristides lost his job, both of us gained some weight due to stress, depression, and sporadic exercise. I am just now at the point where I think all of the stress has died down and I realized I should have been better about my exercise during the last year. Since I have gained some weight, I don't run as fast and it is way difficult for me. So I decided to swim off the weight.

    One thing I did not anticipate was that my boys (11 and 9) would want to work out with me. But each day, instead of going to kid care or having fun at the water slides next to the lap pool, they do laps with me. It has been kind of fun working out with them. It feels great to be doing something I was so passionate about once before.

    I am trying to figure out the best kind of workouts for me. I can do a mile in 30-35 minutes if I swim straight through, but I have been doing some intervals as well. Right now, I am so out of shape, I can only handle an hour workout, but I would like to build up to 90 minutes. My plan is to swim 5 days a week, do weights 2 times a week, and eventually add in running again. If any of you swimmers have any great tips for me, I am all ears, or eyes in this case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soccermom View Post
    After a long absence from swimming, I started up again on Monday. It felt great to get in the water again. We joined a new gym and it has some nice pools.

    Before my last baby was born, I was running 5 miles a day. After she was born, I slacked off and was only doing 3 miles a day and not very consistently. When Aristides lost his job, both of us gained some weight due to stress, depression, and sporadic exercise. I am just now at the point where I think all of the stress has died down and I realized I should have been better about my exercise during the last year. Since I have gained some weight, I don't run as fast and it is way difficult for me. So I decided to swim off the weight.

    One thing I did not anticipate was that my boys (11 and 9) would want to work out with me. But each day, instead of going to kid care or having fun at the water slides next to the lap pool, they do laps with me. It has been kind of fun working out with them. It feels great to be doing something I was so passionate about once before.

    I am trying to figure out the best kind of workouts for me. I can do a mile in 30-35 minutes if I swim straight through, but I have been doing some intervals as well. Right now, I am so out of shape, I can only handle an hour workout, but I would like to build up to 90 minutes. My plan is to swim 5 days a week, do weights 2 times a week, and eventually add in running again. If any of you swimmers have any great tips for me, I am all ears, or eyes in this case.
    Archaea was a swimmer and he could put together a workout for you. You could ask him over on CG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soccermom View Post
    So I decided to swim off the weight.
    Swimming never did help me lose weight but what it did do is lower my body fat and really helped me develop my upper body. I love to swim and I always feel great after a workout but I'm also very hungry. Maybe it was just me but I would have something healthy on hand to eat after a swim so that you stay away from junk.

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