There should be one at the pool. Personally I think the 220-age ratio is a bit bunkum. And that’s actually supposed to be maximum heart rate for a person during high intensity exercise. I should have written 220-age=maximum heart rate -20%= elevated heart rate.
So a 50 year old would be sitting around 135bpm. My heart rate starts off slow and rises as I pick up pace. But I think I’d be about 150 at the most. And then when I get in my groove it feels as though it slows down. My BP is usually 110/65 and that’s if I’ve been eating meat. If not it’s 105/60. So for me a healthy elevated heart rate would be between 130-150bpm.
Pretty much. The issue with me is that the longer I go if I stay on my dominant side I end up hurting the already pinched nerves in my neck. Sort of like twisting and twisting a rubber band if that makes sense. Do you have hand paddles? I’m asking because you said you weren’t sure you had a dominant side. Hand paddles will definitely let you know which side is weaker.
Also with breathing it really comes down to you. And what you’re swimming. I breath every 3rd stroke on butterfly but I only do single dolphin kick. I breath every 2nd stroke on breaststroke but I can’t do frog kick (hip injury). When I do a sprint set I breath pretty much every 2nd stroke but I always end up with a sore neck and usually can’t swim the next day. When I do a 17km swim I alternate. Although I haven’t done a 17km swim for about 6 months. I was trying to build up to back to back 20km swims saturday and sunday but then the lock down happened.
I’m tired now and I’ve got to put my meals on for the week.