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Forum: How To Swim A Mile 02-12-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 33,965
Posted By skelander
I never count laps. But I do count every two...

I never count laps. But I do count every two laps, i.e. every 50 meters.

Also, I mentally "check off" every 500 meters (10*50). So in the end all I need to remember are how many "500 meters" I've...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 11-19-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 10,974
Posted By skelander
Yeah, you're probably right. Three meters sounds...

Yeah, you're probably right. Three meters sounds way to short now that I think about it...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 11-18-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 10,974
Posted By skelander
I felt pretty relaxed with 14 SPL, not really...

I felt pretty relaxed with 14 SPL, not really sure. I have to practice some more to get a better feel for it.

My estimation of the length of my pushoff is probably not very good. I will try to get a...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 11-16-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 10,974
Posted By skelander
I've been working on lowering my SPL and at...

I've been working on lowering my SPL and at todays practise I managed to swim several laps (25m) with a SPL of 14. This includes starting with a approx. 3 m push-off, so maybe the real SPL is...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 09-05-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 1,764
Posted By skelander
London

Hi!

I'll be visiting London next week (monday to friday) and though I'd see if there are any TI:ers swimming in central London.

Cheers,
Rikard
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-20-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 10,974
Posted By skelander
Sounds like I need a tempo trainer.

Sounds like I need a tempo trainer.
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-19-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 10,974
Posted By skelander
Hi Terry :) I'm 190 cm tall (6'3''?) and I think...

Hi Terry :)

I'm 190 cm tall (6'3''?) and I think my SLP is around 16-17.

Cheers,
Rikard
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 10,974
Posted By skelander
Goal achieved! Last night I swam 2000m in 36:46...

Goal achieved! Last night I swam 2000m in 36:46 minuter.
Next goal: swim for a hour.
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 04-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 10,974
Posted By skelander
My first mile!

I did it!

Went swimming today with the intention - after a pretty rough week - to just do a few laps to just get rid of som stress.

I started with my usual 100m (4 lenghts) and it felt pretty good...
Forum: Freestyle 02-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,764
Posted By skelander
I'm self-coached and mostly did drills (on...

I'm self-coached and mostly did drills (on average 1 times/week) for 6 months. After that I was able to swim 25m, then 50m, then 100m, etc. Now (one year later) I can easily do 500m and 1000m with...
Forum: Freestyle 01-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 3,534
Posted By skelander
I *love* the pool!

I *love* the pool!
Forum: Freestyle 01-21-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By skelander
I plan on doing a lot of short technique-focuses...

I plan on doing a lot of short technique-focuses (mainly to improve my breathing) laps for some weeks and then go to 1200-1300m.
Forum: Freestyle 01-17-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By skelander
My first 1k!

Success!

Went for a lunch swim today. When I got into the pool and swam my first 50m warm-up, something just felt *right*. So I decided to go for it.

The first 500m went really well, I had a lane...
Forum: Freestyle 12-19-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,377
Posted By skelander
Hi! Thanks for the comments! @Andy Yes, I am...

Hi!

Thanks for the comments!

@Andy
Yes, I am self-coached.
At the time I'm able to swim 300-400m continously. No aches whatsover :)
I compete in triathlons (as a beginner), but not very often...
Forum: Freestyle 12-18-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,377
Posted By skelander
My first TI video

Hello!

So, here's my first TI video. Please comment :)

https://vimeo.com/82200989


Password: DonaldDuck

Best,
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