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Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 11-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 5,229
Posted By WaiNaam
Just took a look at the elevation profiles of the...

Just took a look at the elevation profiles of the bike and the run - this is one impressively difficult course! I no longer blame the swim for Lance's 7th place finish on the bike - I think he just...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 11-08-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 5,229
Posted By WaiNaam
Smile Just goes to show that anyone can swim too hard...

Just goes to show that anyone can swim too hard and adversely affect their bike time. (I really love the fact that so many top finishers are from my hometown - go, go Boulder!!!!!)
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 05-13-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 6,162
Posted By WaiNaam
I swim in an outdoor pool in Thailand and would...

I swim in an outdoor pool in Thailand and would guess the temperature right now is in the mid to high 80's - that can really increase your perceived exertion! Thanks for the tips on cold water swims...
Forum: Pool 05-10-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,155
Posted By WaiNaam
I've really been enjoying your advice Terry -...

I've really been enjoying your advice Terry - thinking of myself as an 8 and under gives me a wonderful new outlook, not to mention a friend told me today it could even mean ice cream at the end of...
Forum: Pool 05-09-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,155
Posted By WaiNaam
I agree that you are all truly amazing. I often...

I agree that you are all truly amazing. I often joke that in my home town of Boulder, Colorado (where many inspiring athletes live and train) I would only be competitive with the 8 and unders or the...
Forum: Freestyle 03-07-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,231
Posted By WaiNaam
1. Rotation/Weight Shift 40% 2. Lengthen/Spear...

1. Rotation/Weight Shift 40%
2. Lengthen/Spear 30%
3. Pull 20%
4. Kick 10%

This was an interesting puzzle to think about and I realize I don't really know what is optimal....
Forum: Freestyle 02-28-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,079
Posted By WaiNaam
Coach Kevin Millerick (Castlerock CO) taught me...

Coach Kevin Millerick (Castlerock CO) taught me the 2-beat kick while I was learning spear switch and zipper/swing switch by having me flutter kick gently then pause the kick right before I was going...
Forum: Freestyle 02-20-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 17,315
Posted By WaiNaam
[QUOTE=mjm;17533]DD: good questions. Instead of...

[QUOTE=mjm;17533]DD: good questions. Instead of words, how about some pictures? Look at this article from the archives that shows rotation and arm position as told by a world class coach and...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 02-16-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4,016
Posted By WaiNaam
Thanks for posting this video link - I have to...

Thanks for posting this video link - I have to admit that watching Lance do just about anything sucks me right in. That said, I feel a little sorry for him being picked apart on the basis of just 10...
Forum: Freestyle 02-14-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 8,841
Posted By WaiNaam
In my experience the best teachers and coaches...

In my experience the best teachers and coaches are constantly striving to improve their skills in order to instruct their students the best way that they can. Different people have different...
Forum: Freestyle 02-13-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 7,368
Posted By WaiNaam
We have two certified TI coaches in Bangkok and...

We have two certified TI coaches in Bangkok and there is a strong program in Singapore (check out www.totalimmersion.com.sg) that offers workshops in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. So if...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-13-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 18,332
Posted By WaiNaam
I wanted to try this set because I struggle with...

I wanted to try this set because I struggle with counting my strokes and don't feel comfortable using the tempo trainer yet. I swim in a 50 meter pool and did 2 lengths at each tempo. My...
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