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Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 08-19-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 19,787
Posted By ynotcat
"Then I began increasing tempo with a goal of...

"Then I began increasing tempo with a goal of keeping stroke count under 160 all the way back to a 1.10 tempo."

What were the TT tempo increments you used while you were increasing the tempo?
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 05-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 8,909
Posted By ynotcat
"I am worried about counting for a minute." It...

"I am worried about counting for a minute."

It helps to focus on which hand was the first (number 1) stroke, and then think about the fact that every odd numbered stroke will be with that...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 05-27-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 8,909
Posted By ynotcat
I use the TT in 2 different ways in open water...

I use the TT in 2 different ways in open water swimming. In addition to the traditional one beep per stroke method, sometimes, I'll set it to beep every 60 seconds. Then I can count strokes between...
Forum: Freestyle 01-24-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 10,942
Posted By ynotcat
I read this thread last night, watched the Shinji...

I read this thread last night, watched the Shinji video (have seen it many times before, but never concentrated on the high elbow pull section at minute 2:05), and then tried out on my swim today. ...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 01-23-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,241
Posted By ynotcat
"BTW, EWA, I'm gong to do my best to come swim...

"BTW, EWA, I'm gong to do my best to come swim with you this year. Can't make any guarantees, but I'll try."

Keep us posted, and let me know when you do come over here so we can swim together.
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 12-10-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,148
Posted By ynotcat
Smile Ewa, Maybe I'll do the double next year, and...

Ewa,

Maybe I'll do the double next year, and then you will probably be second to last!
Forum: Coach Blogs 11-26-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 16,332
Posted By ynotcat
I'm not really interested in a subscription work...

I'm not really interested in a subscription work out right now, but I am interested in attending the TI advanced workshop. I attended the basic TI freestyle workshop about 1 - 1/2 years ago. I made...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 11-12-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 3,344
Posted By ynotcat
Way to go Naj. I'll be thinking about your 55...

Way to go Naj. I'll be thinking about your 55 degree water when I go to Ala Moana Park for my afternoon swim in our cold November Hawaiian seas. Maybe it is down to the high 70's now, but it sure...
Forum: Freestyle 09-20-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,732
Posted By ynotcat
... First, he suggested that I spear my hand...

... First, he suggested that I spear my hand toward the center, so my hand winds up directly in front of my face...

I try to swim with wide tracks, but... Watch Grant Hackett's right hand in this...
Forum: Discuss Terry's Blog Posts 09-14-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 12,394
Posted By ynotcat
I usually swim in the ocean, so when I do swim in...

I usually swim in the ocean, so when I do swim in a pool, it does feel really different (worse). I think this is because salt water has more buoyancy, so my hips ride higher in salt water. There is...
Forum: Discuss Terry's Blog Posts 09-14-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 5,785
Posted By ynotcat
All six parts are on You Tube: Part...

All six parts are on You Tube:

Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97b6XIntfcc&feature=related

Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8YDoF-9juo&feature=related

Part...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-14-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,790
Posted By ynotcat
Naj, I didn't make it over to the Maui Channel...

Naj,

I didn't make it over to the Maui Channel Relay. I live on Oahu, and I was already signed up for the Waikiki Rough Water Swim on Labor Day. The Waikiki Rough Water went really well for me. ...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-13-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,790
Posted By ynotcat
Open water plan for more speed

I recently checked my SR (stroke rate) for the first time in about 6 months or so, and found that it has creeped up from about 1.33 (45 SPM) last year to 1.11 (54 SPM) now with no noticeable...
Forum: Freestyle 09-13-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,573
Posted By ynotcat
I consciously try to speed up the arm movement...

I consciously try to speed up the arm movement ONLY when the arm is in the recovery phase (from the time the arm exits the water until the arm is extended in front of me). That way, the other arm...
Forum: Freestyle 09-13-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,573
Posted By ynotcat
One way to do it is to consciously increase only...

One way to do it is to consciously increase only the speed of each arm when recovering above the water from the time the arm lifts clear of the water to the time that the arm is extended in front of...
Forum: Open Water 09-01-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 4,320
Posted By ynotcat
This summer, I have been warming up with 10...

This summer, I have been warming up with 10 minutes of slow fist glove swimming, followed by 10 minutes of regular swimming - mostly slow, with a few short sprints. I concentrate on long slow...
Forum: Racing 09-01-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 5,545
Posted By ynotcat
Go to TI home page and watch the trailer for the...

Go to TI home page and watch the trailer for the "Out of the Box" video. Near the end at 2:50 there is a brief shot of one way to round a buoy. It is easier than it looks, especially if you...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-01-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 13,970
Posted By ynotcat
I've had my TT for about 2 1/2 years, and it is...

I've had my TT for about 2 1/2 years, and it is still going strong. I don't use it very often though.
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-18-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 11,016
Posted By ynotcat
I have had success with Barracuda anti-fog. One...

I have had success with Barracuda anti-fog. One drop in each lens, smear it around, let dry for 30 seconds or so, and then polish with a soft cotton cloth (or inside of the t-shirt I am wearing). ...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-17-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 132,616
Posted By ynotcat
I recently read an interesting book that...

I recently read an interesting book that discusses breathing in depth: "Body, Mind and Sport" by John Douillard. His recommendations for breathing while swimming are (page 164):

1) Exhale through...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 08-12-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 10,275
Posted By ynotcat
My calves tend to cramp up during long open water...

My calves tend to cramp up during long open water swims. When I feel the cramp coming on, I swim for a few strokes with my toes pointing down, or my calves stretched out. That helps a lot.

The...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-12-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 7,783
Posted By ynotcat
Naj, Congratulations on a great swim. Now you...

Naj,

Congratulations on a great swim. Now you really got the swim fever!
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 06-06-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,991
Posted By ynotcat
Double Header

If you fly over for the Maui Channel Swim, try to stay over 2 more days so you can swim the Waikiki Roughwater Swim. The WRS is a classic - this year is the 30th anniversary swim.
Forum: Freestyle 05-15-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,413
Posted By ynotcat
Trying to get faster with Tempo Trainer

I recently started using the Tempo Trainer in an effort to swim faster. I swim in an odd-ball size 26.5 meter pool. With the TT, I allow 3 beeps for the glide after push off, with the first stroke...
Forum: Freestyle 05-12-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3,534
Posted By ynotcat
Zig zagging

I'm working on the same issue. In open water, I tend to veer right when I'm breathing on my left side, and I end up veering left when I breath to my right. I typically take 6 to 8 breaths on one...
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