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Forum: Olympics 08-03-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,992
Posted By TomH
nbcolympics.com in the U.S., but I haven't had...

nbcolympics.com in the U.S., but I haven't had much luck with the site. The videos are slow to start and very jerky with many pauses.
Forum: Freestyle 07-31-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 48,350
Posted By TomH
Friday: As part of my pool practice, swam a...

Friday: As part of my pool practice, swam a series of 100 M at TT setting of 1.20. I rested 1 minute between each 100, and my goal was to swim as many 100’s as I could with no more than 81 strokes...
Forum: Links and References 07-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,249
Posted By TomH
Sun Yang's 400 M Olympic Record

I couldn't find today's men's 400M freestyle race on NBCOlympics.com, finally found it on this Brazilian site:


http://www.mundoonline.net/chines-quebra-recorde-olimpico-e-e-ouro-nos-400-m-livre/
Forum: Links and References 07-19-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 2,019
Posted By TomH
I would love to see an Android app for the TI...

I would love to see an Android app for the TI forum. When I try reading it on my phone browser, the text is too small to read. Many other forums that I visit have good apps for phones. One good...
Forum: Freestyle 07-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,811
Posted By TomH
Andy, Once you settle the moral issue, I think...

Andy,

Once you settle the moral issue, I think you will be limiting yourself if you try to swim a whole race at the same tempo. What if you want to sprint for 100 M to catch up to someone that you...
Forum: Freestyle 07-15-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,081
Posted By TomH
"Just lift your elbow out" I think I remember...

"Just lift your elbow out"

I think I remember Coach Todd calling it "elbow pop" when he was trying to teach it to me.
Forum: Freestyle 07-15-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,081
Posted By TomH
Nice smooth swimming. Only thing I notice is...

Nice smooth swimming. Only thing I notice is that sometimes when you breath to the left side, there seems to be a slight hesitation in your left arm motion. It looks like your left arm sometimes...
Forum: Freestyle 02-09-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 13,863
Posted By TomH
My experience has been that the recovery /...

My experience has been that the recovery / catch-pull time ratio varies depending on SR and SPL.

For example, in my swimming, at a TT setting of 1.40 I feel that the recovery / pull time ratio is...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-31-2011
Replies: 220
Views: 67,733
Posted By TomH
"Who else might be interested in becoming a TI...

"Who else might be interested in becoming a TI Club Leader? I'll develop a training protocol."

I'm also interested.
Forum: Freestyle 12-04-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,915
Posted By TomH
"I can pull a bit harder but my body roll...

"I can pull a bit harder but my body roll frequency seems fixed, as I said, like a pendulum."

Mike,

As an experiment, try thinking about speeding up the recovery arm instead of pulling harder. As...
Forum: Freestyle 12-03-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 7,760
Posted By TomH
Arunks, You can still maintain even breathing...

Arunks,

You can still maintain even breathing pattern by breathing only to the left side for one length, and then only to the right side for the next length. When I started out with TI, I tried...
Forum: Freestyle 12-03-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,765
Posted By TomH
Stephen, A common standard using the Tempo...

Stephen,

A common standard using the Tempo Trainer is to allow 3 beeps for push off and glide, with the first hand entry coinciding with the 4th beep. If you don't push off and glide, your SPL will...
Forum: Freestyle 11-27-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,494
Posted By TomH
I recommend the new yellow version. In addition...

I recommend the new yellow version. In addition to floating, the battery is replaceable.
Forum: Freestyle 11-22-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,695
Posted By TomH
Just this morning, I partially solved this...

Just this morning, I partially solved this problem for myself. What I did was exactly what others have suggested here. I purposely speed up the recovery arm speed, which meant that I had to do the...
Forum: Freestyle 11-16-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 6,235
Posted By TomH
The following worked for me when I was having...

The following worked for me when I was having coordination trouble with the SG kick drill.

Try thinking about also extending the arm and shoulder of the arm opposite to the kicking foot. So, when...
Forum: Freestyle 11-07-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,737
Posted By TomH
Mike, I agree with Andy on Tempo Trainer use. ...

Mike,

I agree with Andy on Tempo Trainer use. you can do a search on this forum and finds lots of good advice on TT use. 50 to 100 M intervals with long rest (20 to 40 sec) using a TT have been...
Forum: Freestyle 11-07-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 10,933
Posted By TomH
Great mix, I'll be thinking 3/4 time during my...

Great mix, I'll be thinking 3/4 time during my swim this morning.
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 10-25-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 15,513
Posted By TomH
I understood this to mean the overlap of holding...

I understood this to mean the overlap of holding the extended arm in front a bit longer before beginning the pull. The recovering arm will then "overlap" the extended arm more as you initiate the...
Forum: Freestyle 10-22-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 23,538
Posted By TomH
I've definitely noticed a more solid pull, with a...

I've definitely noticed a more solid pull, with a feeling of better propulsion when I concentrate on keeping my elbows high and closer to the surface. I think doing this also adds additional...
Forum: Freestyle 10-02-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 5,867
Posted By TomH
I also swam in a 50 M pool for the first time in...

I also swam in a 50 M pool for the first time in a while yesterday. I have been swimming regularly in a 25 M pool. At a TT setting of 1.30, I have an SPL of 14 (+ 3 beeps for push off). So, I...
Forum: Freestyle 09-23-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,926
Posted By TomH
I agree 100%. Also I just learned recently that...

I agree 100%. Also I just learned recently that proper kick timing (at least if you use a 2bk) has a big influence on how solid the catch feels.
Forum: Freestyle 09-22-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,926
Posted By TomH
When my arm feels like it is slipping through the...

When my arm feels like it is slipping through the water, I know that my catch is not good. When I feel solid connection between my arm and the water, with my body slipping past my anchored arm, I...
Forum: Freestyle 09-15-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4,091
Posted By TomH
With a Google search, I found the following...

With a Google search, I found the following article which looks like it might be the article in question:

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/cms/article-detail.asp?articleid=2356

As rbs24h was, I am...
Forum: Links and References 09-15-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 7,689
Posted By TomH
Todd, The two coaching sessions I had with you...

Todd,

The two coaching sessions I had with you were really helpful. On my own, I never would have discovered the problem areas to work on that you pointed out for me. I'm practicing short slow...
Forum: Links and References 09-09-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 7,689
Posted By TomH
DShen, I was happy with my time, given that I...

DShen,

I was happy with my time, given that I don't think the currents were as favorable as had been predicted. Most people had faster times in 2009 with similar predicted current conditions.

If...
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