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Forum: Freestyle 06-03-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,337
Posted By don h
jeets mental bloc

as with running (or cycling), be sure to always warm up by swimming slow for however long it takes for you to feel your body to start producing lots of energy. swim easy til this happens. if you...
Forum: Freestyle 11-11-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 10,964
Posted By don h
shinji's calm explanation

shinji,

thank you for the calm explanation in the face of such hate speech as "fetishization" and "too convoluted for my liking."

this is beautiful swimming, and is everything about what we...
Forum: Freestyle 11-07-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 6,768
Posted By don h
comment on swim video

i agree that you do move abruptly from the extended position.

i do like the long body line, and your 2 bt kick.

you might point your hands and fingers down before starting back. anyway, make sure...
Forum: Freestyle 10-20-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 9,768
Posted By don h
hi to dshen and aerogramme

i think the advice not to kick until the spearing hand has entered the water is very good, and i especially take it to heart since you are working with shinji.

i have the impression (but i'm going...
Forum: Freestyle 10-19-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 9,768
Posted By don h
responding to dshen

hi,

i've been experimenting with using "gravity" to rotate my high side down to a position where my body is approximately flat, at which point i kick down, in my two beat kick. the force from the...
Forum: Freestyle 07-29-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 7,380
Posted By don h
very nice swimming

this is very nice swimming. you rotate quite a bit. i am wondering if you have experimented with rotating only about 20 or 30 degrees when you set your tempo trainer at about 1.15 or 1.2 and faster...
Forum: Freestyle 03-05-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 4,069
Posted By don h
coach eric/glide, switch, and recover/equal time

coach eric,

this is an intriguing idea, which i am going to experiment with. i have been experimenting with fast recovery to "put the pedal to the metal" sooner, before i decelerate more during the...
Forum: Freestyle 03-04-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 4,069
Posted By don h
finis tempo trainer breakdown

mine broke down yesterday, after over a year. it may only need a battery, but i'm not sure how to open it up. anyway, i ordered another one for about $35. it is very creative to work with, and well...
Forum: Freestyle 03-01-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,627
Posted By don h
keeping head and upper body low

lynn,

i've had some success lately in keeping the head and upper body low (laser beam pointing forward) during the early part of the stroke by practicing terry's idea that you don't start back with...
Forum: Freestyle 02-26-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5,586
Posted By don h
mrauth's question

hi,

you wanted to know what i learned from the coach "that differed from ti."

the following is a summary of what i learned. although the coach was not a ti instructor, and thinks ti is "slow,"...
Forum: Freestyle 02-26-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5,586
Posted By don h
get the dvd

you would benefit greatly from the dvd "easy freestyle," not just books.

don h
Forum: Freestyle 02-26-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5,586
Posted By don h
benefit of seeing a coach

i started studying ti from books and videos in fall of '06. i learned a great deal, without ever seeing a coach. in the fall of 2009, i had 4 sessions with a usatriathlon-certified coach.

after...
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 3,347
Posted By don h
sinking in zipperskate

joe,

i would surmise that you may be sinking from loss of speed. if so, until your kick gives you more propulsion, you might experiment with skating, and zipperskating, shortly after pushoff, when...
Forum: Freestyle 02-13-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 4,509
Posted By don h
not trying to make you feel foolish

katie,

when you go to the freestyle forum on this website, two lines down there is the "Outside the box:open water swimming" forum. at that "forum" terry's article was on p. 4 as of yesterday.

not...
Forum: Freestyle 02-12-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 4,509
Posted By don h
where is the discussion

katie,

the discussion about "vertical" downbeat is in the article cited in my note to you. he has mentioned "vertical" downbeat in other materials, too. still impressed with your swimmers' paradise....
Forum: Freestyle 02-12-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 8,444
Posted By don h
alex asked about "weight shift"

alex,

i've had some thoughts about weight shift in the last few days, and they seem to be working out in the pool.

terry (i think it was terry) has mentioned the idea somewhere that you don't start...
Forum: Freestyle 02-12-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 4,509
Posted By don h
swimming of katiek

nice swimming, and very nice pool. i'd like to join you, but i'm in icy missouri right now.

i notice that when you kick with your right leg, it is flared out behind you fairly far. you might want to...
Forum: Freestyle 02-08-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 7,128
Posted By don h
swim meridien 96

in general, you are doing very well. i am wondering if there is not too much tension throughout your back, torso, arms, and legs. it looks as tho there may be. you might experiment with relaxing...
Forum: Freestyle 01-19-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,745
Posted By don h
breaking free

i am wondering if you are able to swim a few lengths, however slow, with a low heart rate (kind of like slow jogging). if you feel your heartrate getting at all "uncomfortable," slow down until it's...
Forum: Freestyle 01-11-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 4,853
Posted By don h
shuumai's observation

shuumai,

your observation and comments about shinji's hands on this clip are very insightful and helpful. i experimented with "wide elbows" today in connection with the efv and the "pull" after evf,...
Forum: Freestyle 01-09-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 15,817
Posted By don h
7 stroke swim

dshen,

thank you for your nice comments. i hadn't done this "exercise" in about a year, but did it a couple of times this week. maybe i'll make a little movie of the 7 stroke swim.

don h
Forum: Freestyle 12-30-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,401
Posted By don h
catchup drill in streamline position

elktamer expressed concern that this drill is a recipe for ingraining crossover in freestyle. it's not. it's just a drill. in freestyle, the swimmer does not even come close to "catching up" to the...
Forum: Freestyle 12-30-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,401
Posted By don h
helping spdhiman to get unstuck

hello spdhiman,

you said you are "stuck." i have a few ideas to jazz up your swimming:

1. from now on, every time you push off from the side of the pool work on and learn to enjoy and appreciate a...
Forum: Links and References 12-24-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 3,005
Posted By don h
tension between struggle and skill

willing to fail, in order to succeed. tension between struggle and skill. love these ideas, terry. there's an old saying (from kierkegaard, i believe), "life can only be understood backward, but it...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 11-05-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 6,328
Posted By don h
the new golf

i've been doing the sport of triathlon, training and competing, year round for three and a half years. i love the sport ten times more than i ever liked baseball, football, track and field,...
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