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Forum: Freestyle 06-05-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 9,731
Posted By jriley
So much of Sun's stroke exemplifies TI principles...

So much of Sun's stroke exemplifies TI principles - the distinct glide, lower turnover, DPS, and minimized kick (until he hits the gas in the last 100) are at odds with what so many current distance...
Forum: Freestyle 05-19-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 11,251
Posted By jriley
Suzanne, Okay, I tried it as a what-the-hell...

Suzanne,

Okay, I tried it as a what-the-hell after some time trials, expecting not much . . . jellyfish float . . . no big deal - but then that reach down, hip jacking thing happened . . . Holy Cow...
Forum: Freestyle 05-17-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 11,251
Posted By jriley
The Difference that Flat Makes - Experimenting with the DeSoto Speed Tube

While my balance is much improved from when I began, I still swim with some fore aft cant, and feet 6-18 inches lower than chest - about a 20-25 degree cant, and requiring an effective downbeat 2bk...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 04-20-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 5,362
Posted By jriley
LF, I use a similar CO2-inflated device to meet...

LF,

I use a similar CO2-inflated device to meet the Coast Guard requirements while standup paddleboarding - the one I use is more like a skinny fanny pack, attaches around the waist. Just wondering...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 04-18-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 5,994
Posted By jriley
Thanks Terry and . . . exactly.

Thanks Terry and . . . exactly.
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 04-17-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 5,994
Posted By jriley
Mile-plus in the bag - fun!

Checked this block tonight - did 36 deliberately very easy laps in a 25 yard pool without pushoffs, just to keep it honest and in case I missed a count. About 45 mins total. Felt like I could have...
Forum: Freestyle 04-13-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,805
Posted By jriley
Good post - brings back unfond memories. I used...

Good post - brings back unfond memories. I used to swim about like a tricycle missing one back wheel . . .

The speed increase might be due to simply swimming straighter - are you seeing the 30%...
Forum: Freestyle 04-13-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 5,193
Posted By jriley
Nice. Hips at surface, feet in the shadow, nice...

Nice. Hips at surface, feet in the shadow, nice line and balance, good rotation, one goggle wet - even got the EVF going on. Whatever you're doing, keep on doing it. What kind of times/SC/SRs are...
Forum: Freestyle 03-28-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,044
Posted By jriley
Thanks very much for the responses.

Thanks very much for the responses.
Forum: Freestyle 03-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,044
Posted By jriley
Kick - Reverse Propulsion

Discovered tonight that my kick makes me go backward.

Just to see how little kick I could use and remain flat (balanced), I started a workout at the wall, put fingertips on the wall, got in Superman...
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