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Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-10-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 10,148
Posted By tommy2000
Like many others, I've struggled with breathing...

Like many others, I've struggled with breathing over the YEARS! I've concentrated on better swimming all around this year because I've signed up to do triathlons. Prior years of swimming was just in...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 07-26-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 23,805
Posted By tommy2000
Denis, It's always darkest before the dawn!...

Denis,

It's always darkest before the dawn! :-)

I'm probably not much further past where you are now. Same deal with 50m before needing some kind of breathing break, had spent a good amount of time...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 07-26-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 23,805
Posted By tommy2000
Went back to the pool this evening and did 350...

Went back to the pool this evening and did 350 yards straight through. I'm stoked!
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 07-25-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 23,805
Posted By tommy2000
"Aha" moment and success with Freestyle breathing

Also posted this over in the Freestyle forum. Maybe this will be of help for those of you who are still struggling with breathing. I understand your distress.

Quick history: I'm a marathon runner...
Forum: Freestyle 07-25-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,958
Posted By tommy2000
"Aha" moment and success with Freestyle breathing

Maybe this will be of help for those of you who are still struggling with breathing. I understand your distress.

Quick history: I'm a marathon runner who switched over to triathlons last year....
Forum: Freestyle 07-15-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,433
Posted By tommy2000
Given the short time frame you have for practice,...

Given the short time frame you have for practice, I'd concentrate on:

1) Getting comfortable either rolling to Sweet Spot or on your back to catch your breath. That won't so much increase your...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-15-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 5,766
Posted By tommy2000
I'm sure you'll either enjoy the swim itself, or...

I'm sure you'll either enjoy the swim itself, or the great feeling when you finish the swim portion of the triathlon. Hopefully, and more likely, it will be both!

One thought: Practice sighting when...
Forum: Freestyle 05-25-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 6,116
Posted By tommy2000
FYI, I had an eye operation to remove a...

FYI, I had an eye operation to remove a pterygium. The eye surgeon also called it "Surfer's Eye", and mentioned that it was often caused by sunlight that reflected from the bridge of the nose coupled...
Forum: Freestyle 05-16-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,348
Posted By tommy2000
Isolation/Flotation Tank

Just been reading some of the threads on balance and relaxing, and was reminded of when I go to the flotation tanks for some "intense relaxation"...no, not swim practice. :-)

I live in Chicago, and...
Forum: Freestyle 05-16-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 70,646
Posted By tommy2000
Superman Glide = Super Relaxing! As yet another...

Superman Glide = Super Relaxing!

As yet another "good breather to be", I work with, sometimes struggle, with my breathing. I found the Superman Glide, which I came across last month, is something I...
Forum: Freestyle 05-16-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,623
Posted By tommy2000
I agree about intelligent practice. Especially...

I agree about intelligent practice. Especially with swimming (and golf) where it seems so easy to practice and ingrain bad habits.

Right now, my main practice is on getting the breathing sorted...
Forum: Freestyle 05-16-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,414
Posted By tommy2000
I'm "new" to swimming, getting back into it after...

I'm "new" to swimming, getting back into it after many years.

Primarily I'm a runner, and we are notorius for lack of ankle flexibility. I have a pair of Zoomers which I've had for a few years and...
Forum: Freestyle 05-16-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,623
Posted By tommy2000
Freestyle Breathing Practice Plan...What do you think?

Hello all,

First post here, wanted to get your thoughts on "breathing practice for distance".

Been working diligently with a coach for past 8 weeks, gobbling up the TI DVD's, and feel I'm making...
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