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Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-11-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,097
Posted By rkadar
Open Water Experience May 19-25, 2013 Maho Bay, St. John, USVI

I signed up for the TI Open Water Experience May 19-25, 2013
Maho Bay, St. John, USVI. I'm so psyched to attend! All of a sudden, the winter seems less daunting and my local pool more inviting. Join...
Forum: Freestyle 04-03-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,085
Posted By rkadar
Excellent suggestions. And yes, I definitely am...

Excellent suggestions. And yes, I definitely am aware of the mental component. Not sure if anyone has tried this but I've started swimming to music. It's adds a wonderful and fun element to the...
Forum: Freestyle 04-03-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,085
Posted By rkadar
OK sounds like a plan. thanks!

OK sounds like a plan. thanks!
Forum: Freestyle 04-02-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,085
Posted By rkadar
suzanne, I haven't read the thread you quote but...

suzanne, I haven't read the thread you quote but I will. And yes, by build endurance I mean the ability to swim 2-3 miles on a consistent basis with good form. Thanks for your help!
Forum: Freestyle 04-02-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,085
Posted By rkadar
Building Endurance

Currently I swim a real mile (1600 meters) in about 40-45 minutes (in a 25 meter pool, no kick-turns). I both want to get my mile time down -- 32 minutes would be awesome or 1 minute per lap, AND I...
Forum: Freestyle 03-30-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 12,743
Posted By rkadar
Thanks to Terry and everyone else who responded....

Thanks to Terry and everyone else who responded. TI certainly transformed my experience of being in the water from one of frantic exertion to calm, controlled and enjoyable motion. And gliding - that...
Forum: Freestyle 03-29-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 12,743
Posted By rkadar
Sorry? Don't know what you mean.

Sorry? Don't know what you mean.
Forum: Freestyle 03-29-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 12,743
Posted By rkadar
"Glide Is A Dirty Word" ???

I was surprised to see this claim on www.swimtypes.com as it appears to be so contrary to what we have learned via the Total Immersion system.

They even show a video of what they call an...
Forum: Freestyle 05-21-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 65,970
Posted By rkadar
Slow down

When I start my swim practice I usually focus on swimming quietly, slowly and easily. The Tempo Trainer can be a big help here as I can set it at 2 or 1.8 or even slower. My goal here is to achieve a...
Forum: Freestyle 05-21-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,989
Posted By rkadar
Anyone ever listen to music while training/practicing?

What are the pro's and con's?

If you do, which MP3 player do you use and do you like it.

Anyone here of this one from FINIS? No ear buds are required! It "utilizes bone-conduction technology to...
Forum: Racing 05-21-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 6,581
Posted By rkadar
Naji - This swim is 1.6 miles. Starts off during...

Naji - This swim is 1.6 miles. Starts off during slack tide and then it's timed so that the tide will be in our favor. SwimNYC.org has about a dozen swims planned this season. Check it out!
Forum: Racing 05-20-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 6,581
Posted By rkadar
SwimNYC.org and the Great Hudson River Race. 5/20/11

This is the 2nd time I'm doing this. Anyone else associated TI swimming signed up?

I'm also signed up for the Liberty Island swim. That should be very cool!

Thanks,

Robert
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 05-02-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,584
Posted By rkadar
Cross training question

So I have my first big swim competition of the season coming up - the Great Hudson River Swim in NYC. About 1.5 miles and to prepare I've been - big surprise here - swimming - alot. And I'm wondering...
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