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Forum: Freestyle 06-24-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 3,133
Posted By tomoy
Hey Joel - happy to hear you're getting on in the...

Hey Joel - happy to hear you're getting on in the open! I don't know how many swims in the ocean you have under your belt, but I do remember reading + experiencing myself, that comfort in the water...
Forum: Freestyle 04-12-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 4,556
Posted By tomoy
I like to think of stroke length and tempo as two...

I like to think of stroke length and tempo as two dimensions, length and width of an envelope. Any work you put in to increase stroke length increases one side of your envelope. Increasing tempo...
Forum: Freestyle 12-15-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,776
Posted By tomoy
Random thoughts because this caught my eye and I...

Random thoughts because this caught my eye and I felt like posting.

Heart Rate (HR) is tough to peak in water because the heart doesn't have to pump 5-ft up to the brain. Blood travels more easily...
Forum: Freestyle 10-31-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 6,757
Posted By tomoy
Another nice article:...

Another nice article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/obituaries/terry-laughlin-dead-taught-swimmers-not-to-struggle-with-total-immersion-method.html
Forum: Freestyle 10-23-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 6,757
Posted By tomoy
Sad news indeed. To both family and extended TI...

Sad news indeed. To both family and extended TI family - a great positive influence on many many lives. Already deeply missed.
Forum: Freestyle 10-14-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By tomoy
You've thought about this very clearly! 1) is...

You've thought about this very clearly!

1) is nice, but one could imagine riding too low in the water for it to work. In that case....

2) is fine I think, and probably more the answer for you,...
Forum: Freestyle 09-04-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By tomoy
x2 A couple more thoughts - but kudos for being...

x2

A couple more thoughts - but kudos for being sensitive and aware of the water and your body in it!

a) poor streamlining or balance affect momentum the most. So maintaining that leading bumper...
Forum: Freestyle 08-28-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
Posted By tomoy
Hi Fooboo, I've read/heard different thoughts on...

Hi Fooboo,

I've read/heard different thoughts on this.

A) As soon as you get air, rotate your face back into the water as soon as you get air, facing the bottom of the pool. That helps harness the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-24-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By tomoy
Beer. Too much or not enough, take your pick!

Beer. Too much or not enough, take your pick!
Forum: Freestyle 08-23-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By tomoy
I think means you don't want to swim flat in the...

I think means you don't want to swim flat in the water, like this: --
But you don't want to rotate so your shoulders are perpendicular, like this: |
So instead, find something in the middle, like...
Forum: Freestyle 07-24-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,369
Posted By tomoy
I spend a lot of time in Coach Stuart's masters...

I spend a lot of time in Coach Stuart's masters swimming gang, and we do a lot of work refining the 2BK and experimenting with timing. At this point, all of his explanations and language work for...
Forum: Freestyle 07-24-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By tomoy
+1 nice start In addition to ZT's contributions,...

+1 nice start

In addition to ZT's contributions, I see a little pause in your low-side hand before it exits the water. Sometimes that happens when people spend a lot of time in Skate. Try to keep...
Forum: Freestyle 07-22-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,536
Posted By tomoy
I like to think that at high-speed, there is such...

I like to think that at high-speed, there is such a bow wave that air shouldn't be hard to get without the lifting lope we see in the 100-400M racers.

But then again, I think they're doing something...
Forum: Freestyle 07-22-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 11,055
Posted By tomoy
Hi Liolio - I can relate your breathing symmetry...

Hi Liolio -

I can relate your breathing symmetry vs need for air every 2 strokes. About a year or two into my re-learning to swim freestyle as an adult, I FORCED myself to breathe on my weak side...
Forum: Freestyle 07-14-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3,260
Posted By tomoy
Yes. It is so. I think that you can't begin your...

Yes. It is so.

I think that you can't begin your breath too soon. So even if it's rotation generated by gravity, it is a good time to virtually connect your chin to that 6-inch hook attached to...
Forum: Freestyle 07-12-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3,260
Posted By tomoy
Rajan. If I imagine swimming with the 2BK, I see...

Rajan. If I imagine swimming with the 2BK, I see myself kicking _before_ breathing.

However I do think you risk overthinking this. If you try to micromanage that timing, you'll miss the more...
Forum: Freestyle 07-12-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,536
Posted By tomoy
Heh, yeah, half of it makes sense. The other...

Heh, yeah, half of it makes sense. The other half looks like a kind of wind-up pitch for the one non-breathing side. Things are moving, she's breathing but it doesn't seem as connected.
Forum: Freestyle 06-21-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,694
Posted By tomoy
Just a thought in addition to Werner's, if you're...

Just a thought in addition to Werner's, if you're churning and breathless it's a very good chance that you're kicking too much. Re-examine each practice focusing on kicking less with less...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 05-20-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 20,040
Posted By tomoy
Hi Streak! That 1:18 tempo is looking like a...

Hi Streak! That 1:18 tempo is looking like a nice sweet spot.

Yeah, something is a little non-linear in that math. It sounds like slipping as you progress to faster tempos. Maybe a dropped elbow....
Forum: Freestyle 05-12-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 16,054
Posted By tomoy
Yes, I think that's the main point, though I...

Yes, I think that's the main point, though I barely mentioned it.



I feel the resonance :-) In a couple ways.

The desire to bump up stroke rate: it is MUCH easier to take .1 sec off your tempo in...
Forum: Freestyle 05-11-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2,000
Posted By tomoy
Hi Ge - welcome to the TI forum. If I calculate...

Hi Ge - welcome to the TI forum.

If I calculate your velocity into 25M then is it correct to say you're doing 25M in a range of 21-27s? You didn't mention if that velocity includes the push off or...
Forum: Freestyle 05-11-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 16,054
Posted By tomoy
I'm a fan of the fast recovery (with slower...

I'm a fan of the fast recovery (with slower pull).

When we're talking about the recovery-from-exit moving forward to shoulder-level, I don't think disconnection is a bad thing. Connection (muscles...
Forum: Freestyle 04-29-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 3,707
Posted By tomoy
Watch her hands. Two years ago I tried and...

Watch her hands. Two years ago I tried and failed. It's a lot like trying to learn from quadrant timing or 2-beat kick. The natural spear followed by an expanding hand, feeling for grip on the...
Forum: Freestyle 04-20-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 14,970
Posted By tomoy
x2... there are beginning knee kickers...

x2... there are beginning knee kickers everywhere, what's unique about a TI knee kicker? I've never seen anything in TI that promotes the bent knee.
Forum: Freestyle 04-09-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 7,424
Posted By tomoy
I'm guessing it has something to do with what...

I'm guessing it has something to do with what tempo you're talking about.

At a very slow tempo of something like 1.4s per stroke, there's a lot of slowing down between strokes, so each one will...
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