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Forum: Freestyle 02-01-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 9,659
Posted By s.sciame
Thanks for the detailed report Gary. Fwiw, the...

Thanks for the detailed report Gary. Fwiw, the same happens with me: in general I find scarce correlation even on the shorter distances (eg 50's for 200m, 75's for 400m). I believe correlation highly...
Forum: Freestyle 01-05-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 7,278
Posted By s.sciame
Of course you can go wrong with a 6bk as well....

Of course you can go wrong with a 6bk as well. However, comparing with a 2bk there's less room for error because you have to fit more kicks in the same amount of time. Yes, with a 6bk you could still...
Forum: Freestyle 01-05-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 7,278
Posted By s.sciame
I believe one of the many reasons for learning a...

I believe one of the many reasons for learning a decent 6bk before eventually choosing to swim with a 2bk most of the time (not all time anyway) is to get the kick timing right.

When you have to...
Forum: Freestyle 12-24-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 9,659
Posted By s.sciame
Hi all, following up the recent conversations...

Hi all,
following up the recent conversations and in order to get ready for Christmas dinner, today I did a 50x100m (SCM) on 1:50 - completion time 1h30'. It was a very rewarding set, aerobically...
Forum: Freestyle 12-21-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 9,659
Posted By s.sciame
Hi Stuart, I like this! Never swam that much in a...

Hi Stuart, I like this! Never swam that much in a single session. The longest I've done so far was a 50x100m on 10-12s rest, 2 summers ago (quite a lot). What I like about these long and steady sets...
Forum: Freestyle 12-21-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 9,659
Posted By s.sciame
That sounds great Tom, I believe you're on the...

That sounds great Tom, I believe you're on the right track. Way to go!

Salvo
Forum: Freestyle 12-19-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6,265
Posted By s.sciame
Yes, both are ways to find better correlation,...

Yes, both are ways to find better correlation, however I found there's a limit: last winter, following the principles of "the shorter the reps the better the technique" and "the shorter the rests the...
Forum: Freestyle 12-16-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6,265
Posted By s.sciame
Same for me, and that's an interesting strategy....

Same for me, and that's an interesting strategy. I usually reduce the rests to find better correlation, but I'm recently finding that perhaps it's more effective to increase effort duration instead...
Forum: Freestyle 12-15-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,851
Posted By s.sciame
Hi Tom, of course some sprint training is...

Hi Tom, of course some sprint training is beneficial (I always do some fast 25's at the end of my sessions by the way), but I was talking specifically about your goal. I'm not a coach but I believe...
Forum: Freestyle 12-15-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6,265
Posted By s.sciame
Hi Gary, 20x125 is an interesting set (outside...

Hi Gary,
20x125 is an interesting set (outside usrpt boundaries by the way). What distance are you training for with this set? How much rest beetween reps?

As for the pinky down spear, I've also...
Forum: Freestyle 12-11-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,851
Posted By s.sciame
Hi Tom, fwiw I swim 3 to 4 times a week and 3 of...

Hi Tom, fwiw I swim 3 to 4 times a week and 3 of these sessions include at least one "hard" set. Always, each week of the year and year after year. No need to rest more. So don't worry, at 10-12k per...
Forum: Freestyle 11-29-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 9,659
Posted By s.sciame
That's a very good point that leads me to a...

That's a very good point that leads me to a question on something I've never found on USRPT bulletins: if a swimmer succeeds a given set at a given pace, what can he/she expect from a time trial or...
Forum: Freestyle 11-28-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 9,659
Posted By s.sciame
I always count SPL as well and have tried usrpt...

I always count SPL as well and have tried usrpt sets in 2 fashions:

1) as gary does (word for word)
2) with tempo trainer, by chosing beforehand a strict SPL/SR combo that gives me the exact desired...
Forum: Freestyle 11-23-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,447
Posted By s.sciame
Hi Tom, I'm currently swimming 3-4 times a week,...

Hi Tom, I'm currently swimming 3-4 times a week, doing mostly sets of 100's, 50's and 25's (not pure USRPT however, in general I keep the rests shorter than the standard 20s).

One thing I'm trying...
Forum: Freestyle 11-21-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,447
Posted By s.sciame
Welcome back Tom! Glad to hear you're swimming...

Welcome back Tom!
Glad to hear you're swimming again and sharing your practice with a renewed stroke. By the way, a sub :40 after 5 months without swimming is awesome!

Happy swimming and keep us...
Forum: Freestyle 11-02-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 6,941
Posted By s.sciame
Here's another story I liked much...

Here's another story I liked much...
Forum: Freestyle 10-24-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 6,941
Posted By s.sciame
It's a sad day. Terry gave me one of best...

It's a sad day. Terry gave me one of best presents of my life which is for good: the love for swimming. I could never thank him enough for this.

Salvo

In his blogs, Laughlin recounted his most...
Forum: Freestyle 09-08-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 13,180
Posted By s.sciame
And did you try to swim at 60SPM right after? Did...

And did you try to swim at 60SPM right after? Did it feel easy? Anyway, to explore new rates and adapt I'd start with single lengths instead of a full 100.

Another thought: in order to practice this...
Forum: Freestyle 09-06-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 13,180
Posted By s.sciame
Another personal feedback on the deep spear at...

Another personal feedback on the deep spear at high rates (> 80SPM) fwiw: when spearing deep, I also find it crucial to never cut the stroke short at the rear. There's quite a lot of DPS to be gained...
Forum: Freestyle 09-04-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 13,180
Posted By s.sciame
Hi Streak, 80 to 92SPM is for sprinting (say up...

Hi Streak,
80 to 92SPM is for sprinting (say up to 100m), at cruising pace I usually swim below 70SPM. Anyway I can assure you that at 92SPM there's still time to stretch forward and deep (can see...
Forum: Freestyle 09-03-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 13,180
Posted By s.sciame
For the record, today I did more tests and it...

For the record, today I did more tests and it seems a deep spear does not hurt high stroke rates at all. After a steady 30x50m at 70SPM/20SPL on a shorter interval than last time (15s rest vs 20), I...
Forum: Freestyle 09-02-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 13,180
Posted By s.sciame
Sorry to hear about the injury. 8 weeks is a lot,...

Sorry to hear about the injury. 8 weeks is a lot, didn't even think a flip turn could be so "dangerous". Good luck for the new season!

Salvo
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 13,180
Posted By s.sciame
I wanted to resume this old thread because the...

I wanted to resume this old thread because the deeper spear is one of the few topics where, since my early days, my feelings have always been changing continuously.
Only one week ago I was in the...
Forum: Freestyle 07-06-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 15,347
Posted By s.sciame
Thanks Stuart, I was referring to this...

Thanks Stuart, I was referring to this chart:

https://smoothstrokes.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/height-spl-graph-25md.png

According to the chart, at 21SPL I should be out of the green zone, anyway...
Forum: Freestyle 07-05-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 15,347
Posted By s.sciame
Hi Danny, this thread has become a private...

Hi Danny, this thread has become a private conversation btw you and me :)

I believe getting used to stroking too slowly, maybe in the attempt to fit the green zone or imitate Shinji, is a trap many...
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