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Forum: How To Swim A Mile 03-12-2017
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Views: 10,529
Posted By Terry Laughlin
How to Swim a Mile as a 'work of art'

It wasn't my first mile. In fact, it was my slowest ever. But as a 'work of art' it was my best ever in nearly 50 years. I swam my first mile (a 1650y race in a pool) at age 16. I'll turn 66 in two...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 11-17-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 3,771
Posted By Terry Laughlin
Terry's Health and Vitality Practices Fall 2016

I'm starting another new practice thread for Nov and Dec, during which I will try to swim six days per week--a greater frequency than in several years. Usually I swim 5 to 6 days per week during the...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 11-17-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4,701
Posted By Terry Laughlin
The 1-arm crawl you describe was a drill we used...

The 1-arm crawl you describe was a drill we used in our earliest swim camps, in 1989-90. I included it because I was familiar with it from my days as a coach of competitive swimmers 1972-88.

While...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 07-08-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 10,825
Posted By Terry Laughlin
"Pull" Tuneup with SPL+Time as Metrics

Mon July 8 2700LCM @ Ulster County Pool

I felt I should do a restorative practice today, because yesterday I did a very long uphill trail ride to Lake Minnewaska in hot, humid weather. My ride was...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 07-06-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 10,825
Posted By Terry Laughlin
Summer 2013 Improvement Project - Getting Started

Sat July 6 3200LCM at Ulster County Pool
On June 25, following my first 50m pool practice of the summer I posted that my chosen Improvement Project for this summer would be to steadily expand the...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-05-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 8,125
Posted By Terry Laughlin
3200y Pyramid Set with Tempo+Time

Fri July 5 4000y at Lake Minnewaska
I enjoyed special company today. Louise Twining-Ward and Laura Gibson, two fellow members of Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers (CIBBOWS), came from...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 07-05-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 10,825
Posted By Terry Laughlin
How did your tri-swim group do with it Mandy?

How did your tri-swim group do with it Mandy?
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-03-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 8,125
Posted By Terry Laughlin
Grimaldo's Mile June 30, Coney Island

It was a beautiful day for one of my favorite open water races, along one of the world's best-known beaches. It starts at Stillwell Ave in Coney Island and finishes a mile east in Brighton Beach--an...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 07-03-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 10,825
Posted By Terry Laughlin
Asymmetric Tempo Pyramid on 100m Long Course repeats

Sat July 29 1600LCM at Ulster County Pool

This was a very light session for me as I spent a good deal of time explaining the metrics from several TT sets to my friend Susan Helmrich from Berkeley...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-03-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 8,125
Posted By Terry Laughlin
200y Repeats: Monitoring Stroke Length as Tempo Increases

Tues July 2 3600y at Lake Minnewaska

I brought my friend Susan Helmrich, visiting New Paltz from Berkeley CA to Minnewaska yesterday. Susan is one of the top distance swimmers in the US Masters...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 07-03-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 2,370
Posted By Terry Laughlin
Dinah Welcome to the TI Forum. It sounds as if...

Dinah
Welcome to the TI Forum. It sounds as if you're exercising in a quite healthful way -- replacing bodybuilding with yoga and swimming. I can assure you this Forum is a good place to seek support...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 06-27-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 8,125
Posted By Terry Laughlin
Descending Series of 400s on Increasing Tempo

Wed June 26 2400y at Lake Minnewaska
In my last post I reported two other descending sets of 5 x 400, one on Constant Tempo, one with a Tempo Pyramid. Today I decided to see how I'd swim doing the...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 06-26-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 8,125
Posted By Terry Laughlin
Terry's Open Water Practices Summer 2013

I'll log my practices at Lake Minnewaska over the next two months on this thread. Here are my first three.

Saturday June 15 Opening Day!
I swam 2000y purely with Form Focus. I did a self-sensing...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 06-26-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 10,825
Posted By Terry Laughlin
Terry's 50m Pool Practices Summer 2013

I haven't posted a pool practice since March, because I discovered three months ago that my health problems of the last six years -- chronic systemic inflammation and fatigue -- were being caused by...
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