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Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 08-01-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 8,224
Posted By Jean Bury
Bay area folks could meet in Whiskeytown 9/12

Hello everyone from the Bay area--and anyone else out there who is remotely close to Redding CA (think less than 6 hours):

Whiskeytown is holding an open water swim race (1 or 2 mile; or, you enter...
Forum: Freestyle 08-01-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 26,560
Posted By Jean Bury
So....spear at the ear? or slightly further??

Ok, granted, it is for me 'before the second cup of coffee' so my brain may not be activated, but after reading about elbow position, I practiced on land and suddenly found that my body didn't...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-27-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 5,809
Posted By Jean Bury
Red face Keep listing to the right while speeding up??

I will give this a try. I am preparing for a 1 mile swim race in Whiskeytown, CA in mid-September. I did a practice swim the other day of about 3/4 of a mile in Castle Lake, and did drills the first...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 07-27-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,797
Posted By Jean Bury
'back' in action/Nor CA or Sou OR swim buddies?

Hello! I'm 'back' after a year off of life (pretty much) and back surgery. There was one reply to a request for TI swimmers in the Northern CA or Southern OR areas. Anyone out there?? Anyone planning...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-04-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,202
Posted By Jean Bury
Cool Inspiring Swim

Now that's inspiring!! Me, I'm happy when I get to swim in anything, even my neighbor's backyard pond (which he created by backing up Whiskey Creek in my little town of 760), visibility 12 inches....
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 10-04-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 8,224
Posted By Jean Bury
TI club in Bay Area

Just to keep this thread alive: Anyone in the Bay area willing to organize (even informally) a TI swim club? I am far away, but would be oh-so-happy to drive to the bay area once in a while to swim...
Forum: Freestyle 09-17-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 11,866
Posted By Jean Bury
Beginner's Conused! Help

Ok, I re-read the posts on kicking, watched the utube video of the olympic swimmer, and went to the lake yesterday and did this:

As my left hip drove down, my left arm had just finished sliding down...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 09-15-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 8,224
Posted By Jean Bury
TI Master's Group

I've responded to at least one person in the attempt to find a TI buddy, but here's another: Naj: Despite my living practically in Oregon, I would figure out some way to get to the bay area if a...
Forum: Freestyle 09-15-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 11,866
Posted By Jean Bury
Thought I had it....sigh.

Well, I watched this video clip and saw the kick that she does--wow, how much more helpful seeing is (for me) than reading about it, even though there are well-written descriptions (storming the...
Forum: Freestyle 09-15-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,507
Posted By Jean Bury
Speed WILL come

Dear Debra,

Very inspiring to hear you say you've found yourself swimming faster. I've been drillling all summer (and getting weird looks and negative comments on my style) and finally, I have felt...
Forum: Freestyle 09-08-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 11,866
Posted By Jean Bury
The Kick--thought I had it?!

Ok, I THOUGHT I had just gotten the 2BK the other day, but now I'm not so sure, after reading all these posts. So....

1) Where can I find the two beat kick explained online (I have Swimming for...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 7,024
Posted By Jean Bury
the pillow method

"I like to think of breathing like simply rolling my head on a pillow. No lifting, no struggle, just a simple "roll on a pillow." With head relaxed and facing straight down (and blowing bubbles, of...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-31-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 25,634
Posted By Jean Bury
Back problems and sig. other being "#1"

Hello,

I just swam 1.5 miles yesterday in open water--felt awesome, though I felt my stroke coming apart the last 3/4 mile--I just picked one thing to focus on, as fatigue from the cold (should have...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 08-31-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 7,427
Posted By Jean Bury
Swim in Bay area

I live nearly in OR, but have little hope of finding a TI buddy in my very rural area--once in a while, I could see traveling to the bay area, especially if a group forms here.

Or, I read one of you...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 08-24-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,797
Posted By Jean Bury
Swim buddy in Northern CA/Southern OR?

I live near the Oregon border and could travel to Medford, OR or Redding, CA or points in between. Anyone out there?? I could easily be persuaded to go further north or south (even to the bay area,...
Forum: Freestyle 08-24-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 7,024
Posted By Jean Bury
a breakthrough?!

Dear Atreides (and others)

First, thanks for the compliment about my being able to swim a mile! That felt great, as I've been injured for quite some time (4 slipped discs) and had to give up...
Forum: Freestyle 08-19-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 7,024
Posted By Jean Bury
Breathe less/lower SR or breathe more/higher SR

Dear Atreides,

Thanks for your reply. Yesterday I swam in open water, and found what you said to be true--it's more pleasing to me to keep my arm turnover more frequent so that it feels more like...
Forum: Freestyle 08-19-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4,611
Posted By Jean Bury
what to say to masters' coaches

I am definitely no expert (in TI swimming or even posting on forums--this is my second post in my life), but I have been very interested in this same question.

At my pool, I am even stopped by the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-18-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 7,024
Posted By Jean Bury
Another TI beginner....

Ok, not only a rookie to TI swimming, but posting on blogs or whatever we call this (yes, a computer dinosaur). Hope I am posting this properly--anyone feel free to 'correct' me if not!

I did my...
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