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Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-30-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 3,675
Posted By swim56
Talvi, Sounds like you are making great...

Talvi,

Sounds like you are making great progress adjusting to the murkiness of the water. If you can do relaxed 400-500m segments, itís a short hop to much longer distances. But you bring up the...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 3,675
Posted By swim56
First open water "race"

Yesterday morning I swam my first open water race and TI delivered in a big way by helping me conserve energy and feel confident. My goal wasnít to race as much as it was to finish comfortably. I...
Forum: Freestyle 11-13-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 14,467
Posted By swim56
Very helpful Superfly. Thank you for your...

Very helpful Superfly. Thank you for your explanation and descriptions!

Tim
Forum: Freestyle 11-12-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 14,467
Posted By swim56
Oops..... As I'm reading my own reply, I may be...

Oops..... As I'm reading my own reply, I may be confusing two separate issues. The thread mentions arm "recovery", but my post actually covers the "catch".

Sorry about that. If it turns out that...
Forum: Freestyle 11-12-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 14,467
Posted By swim56
Given the discussion in this thread, I'm now...

Given the discussion in this thread, I'm now officially confused about straight-arm vs. bent-arm recovery. I've been lap swimming since February, have been practicing TI since July, and have never...
Forum: Freestyle 09-14-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 4,438
Posted By swim56
Rincewind Ė Thanks for the foam roller...

Rincewind Ė Thanks for the foam roller suggestion. Apparently, there is some controversy about whether rollers help in the treatment of ITBS. Iím hoping that icing and gentle stretching of the...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 09-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 2,511
Posted By swim56
I swam through a midwest, U.S. winter last year...

I swam through a midwest, U.S. winter last year in an indoor pool and had no problems. But a number of years ago I swam for several months in a well-kept university outdoor pool, because of a...
Forum: Freestyle 09-11-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 4,438
Posted By swim56
Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

Iíve been noticing a low level of pain on the outside of my right knee. Though I never had it as a runner, I recognize that as an early stage of IT band syndrome (ITBS) . Iíve been icing the area...
Forum: Freestyle 09-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,148
Posted By swim56
You've been practicing TI much longer than I...

You've been practicing TI much longer than I have, so take this with a grain of salt, but I'm wondering if the feet sinking and goggle popping up are related to your head not relaxing naturally into...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 09-04-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 4,239
Posted By swim56
Ananth, A couple weeks ago I irritated a muscle...

Ananth,

A couple weeks ago I irritated a muscle in my leg, so I've been swimming without a kick (see my post by this name http://www.totalimmersion.net/forum/showthread.php?t=6743). It's starting to...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,486
Posted By swim56
Swimming with no kick

Last week I strained a muscle in the front of my hip going from 1 continuous mile to 1ľ miles. Iíll know better next time to ramp up my mileage in a more gradual way. So, in order to rest my hip (but...
Forum: Freestyle 08-19-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 25,897
Posted By swim56
Sherry, Coach Suzanne makes a great point about...

Sherry,

Coach Suzanne makes a great point about choosing a focal point. Remember I'm a TI newbie (still wet behind the ears - bad pun for swimmers), but I remember in my first 20 or so lengths, as...
Forum: Freestyle 08-19-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 25,897
Posted By swim56
Mike - I look forward to hearing that you've...

Mike - I look forward to hearing that you've solved the breathing issue and you are now planning to swim around Manhatten with Terry! (I do believe that guy was a marine mammal in a former...
Forum: Freestyle 08-19-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 25,897
Posted By swim56
Mike, I've only been practicing TI for a couple...

Mike,

I've only been practicing TI for a couple weeks now, but had difficulty with the breathing part. I could swim a mile with my old inefficient stroke, but when I swam 3 or 4 lengths with TI, I...
Forum: Freestyle 08-18-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,686
Posted By swim56
Tune-up Links

Ask and you shall receive..... Here's a couple links I ran across that speaks to the concept of "tune-up" from Mat Hudson, TI Master Coach. I found them very helpful.

"Why tune-up?" ...
Forum: Freestyle 08-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,686
Posted By swim56
Thanks Sherry and Andy! It does appear that it...

Thanks Sherry and Andy!

It does appear that it might have a different meaning/application depending upon whether someone is in the early stages of developing their TI skills compared to someone,...
Forum: Freestyle 08-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,686
Posted By swim56
Tuneup - What is its role?

I've seen the term "tuneup" used in a number of posts (particularly by Terry) as a reference to something that happens prior to a more vigorous practice. My question is.... What is the purpose of a...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-17-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 4,239
Posted By swim56
I got a victory in my swim tonight thanks to the...

I got a victory in my swim tonight thanks to the good advice in this post.

I started out uber slow and relaxed. It took nearly 20 laps for me to get warmed up and for my breathing to stabilize. But...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 4,239
Posted By swim56
I promised to give an update on my swimming based...

I promised to give an update on my swimming based on the advice of Werner and AnanthÖ..

My swim goals last night were to relax, slow down and increase my SPL to 18, so that I could swim farther...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-11-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 4,239
Posted By swim56
Werner and Ananth: Thank you for your advice! ...

Werner and Ananth: Thank you for your advice! You've given me a couple of things to think about and work on in the pool, including relaxation and refinement of the technique.

The common...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 4,239
Posted By swim56
Newbie breathing question

I apologize for the length of my 1st post on the TI forums, but Iím a TI beginner asking a newbie question about breathing. A little background: Iíve been lap swimming for about 8 months now to get...
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