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Forum: Freestyle 02-01-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,358
Posted By just jules
Seeking ideas for further improvement/adaptation for a one-hour lap-a-thon

I'm seeking ideas about focal thoughts and "strategies" as I prepare for our community pool's annual fundraising lap-a-thon in one month. (We swim as many laps as we can in one hour; sponsors pledge...
Forum: Freestyle 06-19-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,237
Posted By just jules
My thanks to all who have replied to my question...

My thanks to all who have replied to my question - you've given me helpful information and a few smiles as well. To clarify (and reassure) a bit:
(1) I'm friends with the person who made the...
Forum: Freestyle 06-17-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,237
Posted By just jules
Burning calories vs. building efficiency - how would you respond?

I'm still pretty new to TI, but I'm enjoying the process and the results so much. Fellow swimmers at our small community pool sometimes notice and comment (positively) on my form and efficiency (due...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 05-26-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,106
Posted By just jules
Southern OR TI beginner back in the pool

Hello Jean - I've been out of touch for almost a year due to health complications, but I'm now swimming again - three mornings a week at Cascade Community Pool (www.cascadecommunitypool.com) in White...
Forum: Freestyle 05-05-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,858
Posted By just jules
another update

I got some Alpha fins and they are amazing - so lightweight! I can only use them for about half an hour at this point (had them for about a week) before my foot muscles start to tighten up too much...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 03-29-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 3,441
Posted By just jules
side effects or main effects? :)

Hi - I'm also a relative newbie (started TI in December). TI "side effects" I've noticed in me (though I am also coming to consider these effects "on a par" with the improvement in my freestyle...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 03-26-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2,984
Posted By just jules
Advice for getting started in OW swimming?

I hope all of you experienced TI swimmers don't mind the ongoing questions from a TI newbie. I have definitely appreciated the feedback people here have given in response to my previous...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 03-25-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 6,849
Posted By just jules
questions about the Maui Channel Swim

Wow, that sounds like an amazing swim! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful description. :)

I'm interested in the Relay Swim (probably not this year, but who knows? it's free to dream, right?), but...
Forum: Freestyle 03-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 5,535
Posted By just jules
varying focal points

Hi - I'm still fairly new to TI (started in December 2009), but was interested in this thread because I've encountered some "tight spaces" in our local pool recently. The pool has an unusual shape in...
Forum: Freestyle 03-18-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,858
Posted By just jules
I found Aqua Sphere Alpha Fins on swimoutlet.com,...

I found Aqua Sphere Alpha Fins on swimoutlet.com, but not Zura. Do you think they're pretty much the same? The reviews for Aqua Sphere are quite positive. I'd like to encourage my legs to join the...
Forum: Pool 03-18-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4,728
Posted By just jules
overall lap-a-thon results

Just a quick update . . . We had ten swimmers participate in the lap-a-thon. I tied for 3rd place with 64 laps swum in one hour; the best was 88 laps. I'm wondering whether I might be able to "catch...
Forum: Freestyle 03-06-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,858
Posted By just jules
first attempt at a "combination" drill

Thanks for your suggestions so far. Yesterday I had the opportunity to use the width of our local pool (about 10 yards) at the shallow end while a deep water aerobics class was in session. I started...
Forum: Freestyle 03-04-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,858
Posted By just jules
Adapting TI drills to accommodate a disability?

I've been trying to learn TI freestyle for about two months. I'm very encouraged with my "beginner's progress" so far. I moved into whole stroke freestyle (using focal thoughts to modify my...
Forum: Pool 03-03-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4,728
Posted By just jules
lap-a-thon results - and thanks!

This morning (March 3) I swam my one-hour "lap-a-thon" and completed 64 laps (in our 20-yard community pool). This was a new personal best for me; my previous best was 60 laps in one hour. Before I...
Forum: Pool 02-11-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4,728
Posted By just jules
improved distance and endurance with TI approach - yay! further advice always welcome

I appreciate the advice I received in response to my question on this thread, and also what I've learned in other forums. Thanks! Three weeks to go until I participate in our one-hour "lap-a-thon" to...
Forum: Pool 12-31-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,728
Posted By just jules
Tips to help maximize one-hour distance?

Hi - I'm pretty new to TI swimming but love the enjoyment and improvement I am already experiencing. I came across TI in my search for ways to increase the number of laps I can do in one hour. This...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 12-28-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 3,106
Posted By just jules
Possible buddy, but brand new to TI

Hi - I'm in southern Oregon and swim at the Cascade Community Pool in White City - it's 20 yards long and kept at 87 degrees. I'm challenged by MS and just learned about TI through this website and...
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