Went swimming again last night up at Pine Lake, felt good whilst I was swimming and managed to do 3 laps equalling 1700m in 40:09, thats a minute and a half faster than last time so I pleased with that. I really concentrated on bi-lateral breathing on every third stroke and that may have made me quicker but it may have had a bad effect on me as well.
When I swam in the races at Chester and Cleveland I breathed on every left stroke, and when I got out of the water I didn’t feel sick or dizzy ( well I did at Cleveland but I put that down to lost ear plugs ). Last night I got out of the water and could have instantly thrown up, felt seriously light headed and it didn’t wear off for an hour or so. Had to take some paracetamol.
Anyone got any ideas ? I wasn’t particularly zooming along, average Heart rate was 118. Emma reckons its because I hadn’t eaten enough that day and the headache was a result of my body using up its fat stores for energy. She might be right, I started swimming at 7:30 pm and this is what I had to eat yesterday:
7am: 2 x weetabic with skimmed milk, black coffee.
11am: black coffee and a small apple.
1pm: small homemade salad with lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, pine nuts and sultanas. Tracker bar and a yop yoghurt drink.
4pm : SIS Go bar and a black coffee.
I think maybe I should have had some protein about 6pm, say a chicken sandwich. Any advice would be gratefully received because I really suffered last night after my swim, but not thankfully with breathing etc…