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Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 12-08-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 167,581
Posted By robedon
to clarify my point

in case I wasn't clear... I just want to explain just a bit further on the swim through it. for some reason when I run, or ride, or swim, I hit this wall in the first few minutes where I may get a...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 12-06-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 167,581
Posted By robedon
following up

wow, I didn't realize this thread was still going.. I still believe the biggest hurdle for me was getting past that out of breath discomfort that would occur around 250 yards, and then I'd stop to...
Forum: Freestyle 10-25-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,282
Posted By robedon
drag suit

Hello,

Does anyone have any exprience with using a drag suit?
any reasons I should or shouldn't use one?
any suggestions on suits and how the sizing of them runs?

thanks
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 06-01-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,628
Posted By robedon
strength vs. endurance

not exactly sure where to post this, but I will give it a shot and hope someone has some insight.

I usually lift weights a few days a week, and this year I've added triathlon into my activity. ...
Forum: Freestyle 05-13-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,808
Posted By robedon
why?

I need the extra "help" that you can get from a wet suit for a longer swim coming up.
Forum: Freestyle 05-13-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,808
Posted By robedon
wet suit question

I swam in a wet suit for the first time and found it very difficult to kick, especially a 2 beat kick. any suggestions as to what I may need to do differently to kick while wearing a wet suit. My...
Forum: Freestyle 05-13-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 4,189
Posted By robedon
chaffing in armpit

I did an open water swim last night in a freshwater lake, and noticed some chaffing in my armpit when I got home. It was a mile swim, and I usually swim around a mile in the pool, but have never...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 04-29-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 9,820
Posted By robedon
thanks for the replies. the 80% formula is what...

thanks for the replies. the 80% formula is what I was looking for. So I should be swimming around 2 miles to prepare for this. Wet suit is optional. it is with the current, the director said it...
Forum: Freestyle 04-26-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 71,147
Posted By robedon
I was the same story as you

I was in the same boat. I felt fit in other disciplines, and put in a lot of time practicing, lessons, and TI class.

the thing that helped was I started swimming with a buddy in January. In...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 04-25-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 9,820
Posted By robedon
2.4 mile swim-how to prepare

Hello,

there is an event coming up that is 2.4 miles, in salt water, with the current. how many yards should I be doing in my training to prepare for this?

how much "gain" do you think I will...
Forum: Freestyle 04-15-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,859
Posted By robedon
cupped hands or open hands

I've noticed on the videos, Terry has relaxed hands with fingers spread. I did a swim clinic last night and the instructor kept getting on me for not having my hands cupped to catch more water.

is...
Forum: Freestyle 04-11-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 6,682
Posted By robedon
my .02 worth of advice

collinsdc,

I will preface this with the fact I am by no means an expert or usually one to give advice.

I too thought I was fit enough to swim great distance and never could get the distance that...
Forum: Freestyle 03-24-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 81,507
Posted By robedon
what is your average time to swim 1000 yards

Hello,

I've finally advanced to swimming 1000 yards without stopping. It prompted me to wonder if my time on this distance is good or not. I did it in 18:37. How long does it take you to swim...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 03-21-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 6,768
Posted By robedon
breakthrough

I think something has recently clicked. I swam 700 meters on Saturday, stopped out of habit, realised I wasn't tired, so I swam another 500. I think I have been stopping when I get uncomfortable...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 02-28-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 6,768
Posted By robedon
I usually swim 700 yds 3 times a week in 30...

I usually swim 700 yds 3 times a week in 30 minute sessions. this past weekend I did 1500 yds in about an hour. I do 50 in 45-50 seconds, depending on how hard I'm trying to go. I think part of...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 02-26-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 6,768
Posted By robedon
hitting it again tomorrow. I will try to relax...

hitting it again tomorrow. I will try to relax and go a little slower. going slow seems to be difficult for me. I feel like I'm sinking and suck in more water when I'm going slow.

It's tough to...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 02-25-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 6,768
Posted By robedon
still having breathing issues

I don't get winded in any other sports, and I'm a year into swimming after the TI weekend class. I can do 250 yds straight now, but I should be able to do more. I recently had the thought that...
Forum: Freestyle 01-07-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 8,284
Posted By robedon
shoulders getting very tired

Hello All,

Recently, my shoulders have been getting really tired, almost exhausted as I swim. Could it be that my muscles are tired or a lack of oxygen problem? My arms get tired and weak feeling...
Forum: Freestyle 11-04-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,492
Posted By robedon
Chicago pool needed

I'm visiting Chicago tomorrow on business and will end up with some extra time in the afternoon and would like to see if anyone knows of a pool/gym that allows visitors to pay for a one day pass. ...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 09-10-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 167,581
Posted By robedon
may have had a breakthrough

swam this morning and completed 18 laps, and only stopped once for just a few seconds and then back to it. usually, I've been doing 100 yds and then stopping for 30 seconds, then doing 100 yds...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-26-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 167,581
Posted By robedon
breaths too deep

swimming this moring I may have finally figured out that I have been breathing in too much air. I know the video says take a bite of air. I've had a hard time figuring out exactly what a bite of air...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 07-26-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 167,581
Posted By robedon
slowing down

do you not find it hard to slow down? I feel like I can do it for a few strokes, and then I start to sink.
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 07-23-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 167,581
Posted By robedon
thanks for more tips

BASE, thanks for the drill to help. I may be exhaling too fast, as sometimes I feel like have no air immediately after I breathe. I just can't tell if I am not getting enough breath or releasing...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 07-21-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 167,581
Posted By robedon
skating breathing drill

this morning I tried doing the skating drill with my left arm extended and breathing to my right. I was wearing Aquasphere fins while doing this, but I did several lengths without getting winded. ...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 07-01-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 167,581
Posted By robedon
inhaling too hard

in the pool this morning, I realized that maybe I have been breathing in too much. could that be the case?
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