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I've just done a 4k OW swim and during the last lap my back really started to ache.
Does anyone else have this problem?
I'm guessing its either my sighting doing it or something with my wetsuit?
Any advice gratfully received
Yes, my back aches a bit. As Meldy says, it's because your wetsuit makes you buoyant so your position in the water is different. Your legs are probably higher which makes your back curve more.
I'm not sure what you can do about it though. Try a wetsuit with thinner legs (so less buoyant)? Swim in OW more so your back gets stronger? Improve your body position in the pool so you don't have such a difference when you get in OW?
so a new expensive wet suit won't help
he only time I had bachache was in my Ironman swim...............and that was probably becasue I had never swam that far before and only swam 2k in the wetsuit a couple of times...........
I found that putting the wet sponges during the run on my lower back really helped.
Yes, when I started I got quite bad backache after a while, but as others have suggested the more wetsuit swimming I've done the better it's got. Now I'm OK.