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I wonder if anyone on here has any experience with aquajogging? And swimming? And how the two compare?
I used to swim competitively until a few years ago, and then took up running. Still quite good swimming, but running is my "main thing" these days. However, I currently have a tibial stress fracture, so I can't run. Aquajogging has been strongly recommended to me, but I am finding it rather difficult to get my head round it. I am wondering if it has any additional advantages over swimming. I find a good club swim session (about 90 mins or 4000 metres) can really be quite challenging. Do you think aquajogging really is any more "specific" to running, given that the weightbearing part of it disappears in the water? I find swimming more challenging and think it may keep fitness going, but I would quite happily give aquajogging a bit more of a go if there was a definite specific running benefit over and above mere fitness preservation.
What is your experience? What types of sessions do you do for aquajogging? With or without belt? I have tried both - find it more interesting without a belt, but not sure how good it is for form - and long "runs" will probably be rather hard without a bit of a flotation aid...
Would be grateful for any thoughts and opinions. Thank you!