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Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-13-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 12,057
Posted By wmeg
Thanks for your replies, it is really good to be...

Thanks for your replies, it is really good to be able to get other perspectives.
I have made some progress and have got my 100m pace down from above 3.0 down to 2.5.
Went through 'Shinji's Open Water...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-09-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 12,057
Posted By wmeg
Hi all thanks for your replies @Verner That is...

Hi all thanks for your replies
@Verner


That is a very good point I will question them on that.



That is very good and I will use that next time I'm at the open mike night.
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-06-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 12,057
Posted By wmeg
Thanks all for your replies @Werner that is some...

Thanks all for your replies
@Werner that is some sure fancy sums you have done there.
So on the face of those numbers I am a hugely inefficient.
I must have a very wide flat head, I had a friend with...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-05-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 12,057
Posted By wmeg
I am back with this thread. Returning to the pool...

I am back with this thread.
Returning to the pool at the end of July I focused for the next 3 months going through Ultra Efficient freestyle doing the drills.
I was able to stabilise my SPL to 18...
Forum: Freestyle 01-16-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,943
Posted By wmeg
Is there much difference between the ' Effortless...

Is there much difference between the ' Effortless Endurance' videos and the 'Ultra Efficient Freestyle' videos?
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 01-12-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 6,285
Posted By wmeg
I was going to masters swimming for a year and I...

I was going to masters swimming for a year and I felt like an odd fish.
In the end I just did my own thing, e.g. using the kick board I just did not go forward so had to ditch that, what is a pull...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-09-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 12,057
Posted By wmeg
Thanks CoachStuart, will work on that when I get...

Thanks CoachStuart, will work on that when I get back to the pool.

Warren
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-06-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 12,057
Posted By wmeg
Hi CoachStuart I can maintain the sub 2:00 @...

Hi CoachStuart

I can maintain the sub 2:00 @ 1:10 but my SPL varies between 17-20
I have tried to get a constant SPL at any TT setting for many years without success.
I am 195 cm or 6'4+1/2"
The 1...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-05-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 12,057
Posted By wmeg
Yes, that was exactly where I was at and I...

Yes, that was exactly where I was at and I thought that it was an unacceptable SPL and hence the reason why I was so slow in open water.
One objective in opening this thread was to try to ascertain...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-05-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 12,057
Posted By wmeg
thanks for your interest CoachStuart, my TT is...

thanks for your interest CoachStuart, my TT is broken but previously at 1.0 I can do 1:50 in the pool.
I am swimming in a suit and feet are nice and high and I feel very stabled so I don't know why...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-05-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 12,057
Posted By wmeg
Thanks for your reply, The reason that I had a...

Thanks for your reply,
The reason that I had a coaching session was that after swimming in open water for some months and on returning to the pool I saw that I had a high stroke count compared to my...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-03-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 12,057
Posted By wmeg
Thanks for your reply @ScoopUK. Definitely I...

Thanks for your reply @ScoopUK.
Definitely I haven't come across any TI coaches like the guy in the video. Another Aussie ratbag.
Took the message "rhythm and relaxation" into the water this morning...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-02-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 12,057
Posted By wmeg
So Slow

I swim a lot on my own in open water but occasionally I get to swim with different groups.
I am always one of the slowest swimmers and have to swim flat stick not to be left behind and these are...
Forum: Freestyle 02-23-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,567
Posted By wmeg
Thanks for your reply, I am working on the...

Thanks for your reply, I am working on the drills. Slowing down, the SPL goes up not down.
I realised something while swimming this morning, which is, that I have always been above the Green Zone...
Forum: Freestyle 02-21-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,567
Posted By wmeg
Green Zone Hell

After 3 months of ocean swimming I am, due to circumstances, back to the pool.
So it is counting strokes TT etc and I find that I am 2 stokes out of the Green zone.
Back to drills but cant get into...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-30-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 2,487
Posted By wmeg
Betsy Owens Results

I was looking through the results of the Betsy Owens 2 mile swim and in the 60-64 mens this popped out at me

1 Mc Caffery, Michael G 60 The Olympic Club-38 19:30.00 44:34.17
2...
Forum: Freestyle 07-08-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,310
Posted By wmeg
You can also think about it the other way and see...

You can also think about it the other way and see that, in the case of Shinji, the catch and the kick on the same side happen simultaneously. This can be practiced as such
Forum: Freestyle 04-22-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 48,404
Posted By wmeg
Great stuff in this thread. I have been on a...

Great stuff in this thread.
I have been on a plateau for a while, couldn't lose a stroke for love nor money.
Have had the 2b kick for a while but this adds another dimension to it.
Did some work on...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 06-25-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,685
Posted By wmeg
I also had a similar experience recently when the...

I also had a similar experience recently when the place where I was swimming got windy for some days and the chop was quartered to the direction I was swimming. I had just read a post about aqua...
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