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Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 01-11-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 10,865
Posted By hagargolf
Re: # of workouts per week?

I start using the training plans 12 weeks out from my races. My goal is to be in the pool (or open water on the rare occasion) 3 times a week. Due to time constraints (family, job, bike workouts,...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 05-09-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 10,865
Posted By hagargolf
Thank you Terry, Naj, and Coach Brian for your...

Thank you Terry, Naj, and Coach Brian for your comments and examples. You provided me with the inspiration and confidence that I needed. Not wanting to wait until my race to test your advice, I...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 04-29-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 10,865
Posted By hagargolf
Hello Coach Brian, Thank you for the quick reply...

Hello Coach Brian,
Thank you for the quick reply to my question. I am definitely worried about being appropriately prepared for the swim come race day. The longest I have swam is the 1.2 miles in...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 04-19-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 10,865
Posted By hagargolf
Olympic and Long Course Triathlon Training Plan

I purchased the Olympic and Long Course Triathlon Training Plan written by Brian Vande Krol from your website. I really enjoyed using the workouts presented in this book as I used them in...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 11-22-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 11,709
Posted By hagargolf
I'll direct my comments towards the naming...

I'll direct my comments towards the naming convention. My vote would be to use terminology for the new book that matches the new PMF in 10 Lessons DVD.

I started doing TI by watching the Easy...
Forum: Links and References 07-20-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 10,403
Posted By hagargolf
Swim Golf!!!

I would definitely cast a vote in favor of the TT. I’ve been doing TI for around 6 ½ months now. I worked my way slowly through the lessons on the Easy Freestyle DVD and definitely made improvement...
Forum: Freestyle 07-19-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 7,653
Posted By hagargolf
Hello Terry, Thank you for the response along...

Hello Terry,
Thank you for the response along with the chart and explanation on how to use it. I have a some work to do to get down to that 14 to 17 SPL range for 6"0". I am an engineer, so I love...
Forum: Freestyle 06-29-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 7,653
Posted By hagargolf
Tempo Trainer advice

Going along with the question from Katie, is there a chart/formula/guidelines of tempo ranges that we should be working out in for a given SPL?

I just purchased a tempo trainer. I started TI back...
Forum: Freestyle 06-24-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,525
Posted By hagargolf
Great. Yet another fun tool to add to my list...

Great. Yet another fun tool to add to my list (very long at this point) of items I would like to purchase. My wife is not going to be happy. haha.

Still looking for any feedback or comments from...
Forum: Freestyle 06-22-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,525
Posted By hagargolf
SPL back calculation

Thanks Katie and Andreas for posting those spreadsheets. Being an engineer, I love those things. Haha.

I just want to get verification from all of you great folks that post in this forum. I just...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 04-27-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 7,511
Posted By hagargolf
Thanks for the link. Nice to know there options...

Thanks for the link. Nice to know there options here in AZ. I live in Tucson so unfortunately it would be difficult to join you all on a regular basis. We are not as lucky as those in the Phoenix...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 04-26-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 7,511
Posted By hagargolf
Thank you everyone for your responses. This will...

Thank you everyone for your responses. This will be very helpful as I continue to learn how to better swim in open water. Unfortunately I do not live close to a lake or the ocean. They are a...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 04-23-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 7,511
Posted By hagargolf
How to swim straight in open water?

Just wanted to get any feedback from the experienced open water swimmers out there. I have been practicing TI for just over 3 months now. It's been amazing to look back and see the progress that I...
Forum: Freestyle 03-31-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 7,520
Posted By hagargolf
I have been following this thread and just...

I have been following this thread and just thought I would jump in and ask a question for clarification.

Is the definition of SPL, the number of times one hand enters the water per length, or the...
Forum: Freestyle 02-03-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 6,349
Posted By hagargolf
Use fins for Lesson 3 exercises?

Thanks for the fin recommendation. I just received my Alpha Fins and took them to the pool today. I practiced the exercises in Lessons 1 & 2 and it made a huge difference. I was able to focus on...
Forum: Freestyle 01-27-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 6,349
Posted By hagargolf
Which drills from DVD's is it appropriate to wear fins?

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Thanks for quick reply and the the tip on vertical kicking! Unfortunately the pool that I swim in is only 4 1/2' deep, but I will remember this for the future.

I looked at the pricing on the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-26-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 6,349
Posted By hagargolf
Length of Fins?

Thanks for both of your replies. Sounds like the back balance drills will still be worth putting some time into. I've only been swimming for a few months and my leg kick is not strong enough to...
Forum: Freestyle 01-20-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 6,349
Posted By hagargolf
Book Beginning Drills vs Superman Drills

Hello Terry,
Just finished reading the book and am looking forward to applying the TI principles in the pool. I did notice that there is a difference between what the book recommends to start with...
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