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Forum: Freestyle 09-05-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,980
Posted By AWP
Gaz, Not too bad and I applaud your decision to...

Gaz,
Not too bad and I applaud your decision to pursue a new skill in swimming!
If I were to give you any advice, at this point, it would be to have maybe two stroke thoughts (focal points) while...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 01-23-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 21,213
Posted By AWP
Tuesday January 19 YMCA 25y pool After a 15-20...

Tuesday January 19 YMCA 25y pool
After a 15-20 minute open swim (was approx 1+wk since last practice)
16x100 FR
TT ranges 1.30 - 1.00
(First # denotes count for initial length of each repeat)
1.30 @...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-22-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 17,472
Posted By AWP
Terry Great showing at "the show"! Fighting with...

Terry
Great showing at "the show"!

Fighting with infrequent training myself I have still been able to make/hold gains in 'proficiency', guided and inspired by your progress.

At the end of one...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-11-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 17,472
Posted By AWP
Thursday Dec. 10 After a 20 minute open swim with...

Thursday Dec. 10
After a 20 minute open swim with tune up focal points, I decided to give a bit of attention to some 'speed' work as Terry (and andyinnorway on another thread) had laid out on his...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-08-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 17,472
Posted By AWP
Ok, so after about a weeks time I revisited my...

Ok, so after about a weeks time I revisited my 2x500 long axis extended tune up only this time I'd mark times, avg spl and over all perceived effort and execution.
And this time, like Terry, I had a...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-08-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 17,472
Posted By AWP
I'll duplicate this practice and mark times...

I'll duplicate this practice and mark times too.
I'll add that on my first go I did a similar gears practice after extended tune up, although alternating 100s as 25s and 50s.
We'll see what's in...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-06-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 17,472
Posted By AWP
Terry I did mention that there was no time for my...

Terry
I did mention that there was no time for my mind to wander...!
I'm also stoked to try this extended tune up with short axis strokes. I think it will be cool, especially if I can complete it...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-02-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 17,472
Posted By AWP
Finally back at it despite interruptions ( pool...

Finally back at it despite interruptions ( pool closure, work etc.) and was able to utilize what I'll call an extended tune up I've been wanting to try.
Just working with stroke counts and rhythm at...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 11-05-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 17,472
Posted By AWP
Terry Tuesday afternoon, 58F but the air temp in...

Terry
Tuesday afternoon, 58F but the air temp in the 70s! Clear skies, sun high and bright, air/water temps similar to Memorial Day weekend when I usually try to start my season.
The only goal I've...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 11-04-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 17,472
Posted By AWP
Something told me to check the TI Forum today,...

Something told me to check the TI Forum today, having been away from it for, well, quite some time, for a bit of inspiration as I head into the 'off season' and indoor swimming. And not to...
Forum: Freestyle 08-28-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,867
Posted By AWP
Coach EDS Nice input, spot on imo...

Coach EDS
Nice input, spot on imo...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 08-27-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 8,189
Posted By AWP
Paraic We must be twins! I could have written...

Paraic
We must be twins!
I could have written those same sentiments and likewise practice similarly.
I totally agree with and have experienced similar nuances while practicing especially your comment...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 08-13-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 8,189
Posted By AWP
POK Just now reviewing this thread and enjoyed...

POK
Just now reviewing this thread and enjoyed seeing your process, thanks for sharing it and your practices.

I'll share a bit of my last pool practice in this regard, and although brief (approx....
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 08-10-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 21,738
Posted By AWP
Terry, Thanks for the mention, it truly was a...

Terry,
Thanks for the mention, it truly was a fantastic start to the day!
I came dangerously close to doing a double myself after work (Sound) but received a text from my wife and opted to spend the...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 06-30-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 21,738
Posted By AWP
I've recently re-introduced fist, single finger...

I've recently re-introduced fist, single finger and whole hand 'drill' progression for tune-up to a swim buddy. I enjoy extended/alternating lengths using fist 'drill', periodically. The parallels...
Forum: Links and References 06-29-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 24,546
Posted By AWP
Talvi I believe the answer lies in the term...

Talvi
I believe the answer lies in the term "perceived" (Rate of Perceived Effort), it will be dependent on skill level, mental/physical fitness... on a scale of 1-5, 1 being easiest 5 being...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 06-17-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 31,128
Posted By AWP
In the first set example I wanted to maintain the...

In the first set example I wanted to maintain the same strokes per length average throughout and see at what point it became too difficult to hold. As illustrated, at TT setting 1.09 all lengths were...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 06-16-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 31,128
Posted By AWP
Terry I'm glad to find my efforts of late have...

Terry
I'm glad to find my efforts of late have 'mirrored' your practices, unfortunately they also mirrored your interrupted- time too! I'm in peak season at the club and having trudged through back...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 05-09-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 31,128
Posted By AWP
Funny how in following your process Terry, that I...

Funny how in following your process Terry, that I often find myself on a similar page in my practices.
My Friday morning practice included an exercise I like to include usually as a tune-up or second...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 05-01-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,906
Posted By AWP
This sounds like many of my morning practices...

This sounds like many of my morning practices where I'm limited to 30/40 minutes of swim time and has produced wonderful results in my extended and more arduous sessions.
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 05-01-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 31,128
Posted By AWP
Sounds good Terry. On another note, in regards to...

Sounds good Terry.
On another note, in regards to the thread "Magic of easy days", I often use those morning periods, whether doing 1000yd main sets or swimming for a straight 30min., as a...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 04-30-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 31,128
Posted By AWP
I really like this and will probably use it in...

I really like this and will probably use it in the morning where I only ever have a maximum of 40 minutes to swim; a good alternative to my 1000yd swims.
My tune-up however will be all FR and the...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 04-30-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 31,128
Posted By AWP
Check! I did feel I needed to begin as I did for...

Check!
I did feel I needed to begin as I did for exactly that, stroke discipline, to enable me to continue and not lose control of my "green zone" management.
Looking forward to 'letting go' so to...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 04-29-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 31,128
Posted By AWP
Phew', here it is... Originally Posted by AWP...

Phew', here it is...



Originally Posted by AWP View Post

My next practice main set:
4x200 @ TT 1.20
3x150 @ TT 1.17
2x100 @ TT 1.15
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 04-29-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 31,128
Posted By AWP
I just accidentally deleted my entire post and...

I just accidentally deleted my entire post and don't have the mental strength at the moment to re write, sorry folks, it was a good one ; )
Will follow up...
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