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Forum: Freestyle 06-14-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,118
Posted By Raini
I admit to having the urge to punch the air and...

I admit to having the urge to punch the air and shout a loud YES! :D
I haven't noticed a change in his swimming but he has a shoulder injury which would probably improve if he stopped crossing the...
Forum: Freestyle 06-14-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,118
Posted By Raini
Hi Arlettat. I have just had a quick look at the...

Hi Arlettat.
I have just had a quick look at the forum. Haven't looked at it much lately or been too the pool due to family illness but I noticed your comment about someone at your pool saying you...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 05-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 4,615
Posted By Raini
Hi drtse. There's some nice footage of Terry in a...

Hi drtse.
There's some nice footage of Terry in a World Masters Championship

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X51-9Unn0jc from 3.35.
Forum: Freestyle 05-14-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 3,138
Posted By Raini
Hi Talvi. May I ask who gave you that advise? Was...

Hi Talvi.
May I ask who gave you that advise? Was it someone who practises TI? The reason I'm asking is when I first started to swim whole stroke a well meaning non TI swimmer at my local pool kept...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 05-13-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 17,294
Posted By Raini
I get to the pool at 7.30 every morning and just...

I get to the pool at 7.30 every morning and just drink a large cup of red bush tea beforehand as I have found eating and swimming in such a short time gap results in me feeling nauseous. On non swim...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 05-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 6,277
Posted By Raini
I'm going to listen to this clip again over the...

I'm going to listen to this clip again over the next few weeks so I can remind myself of what you have said. I can relate to your experience of achieving something you hadn't planned for.For instance...
Forum: Freestyle 05-09-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 6,496
Posted By Raini
Oh dear. I have a sudden urge to train as a TI...

Oh dear. I have a sudden urge to train as a TI coach!
Joking aside though that poor man is likely to injure himself if he carries on swimming like this.
Forum: Freestyle 05-08-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 3,616
Posted By Raini
That's ok Talvi I don't mind you gate crashing...

That's ok Talvi I don't mind you gate crashing :)
Bob will be able to give you more expert advice but from my own experience over the last couple of weeks I have found setting the TT to 1:00 which is...
Forum: Freestyle 05-06-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 3,616
Posted By Raini
I have been working with the TT again for a...

I have been working with the TT again for a couple of weeks and I think I have now made friends with it!
I have played with a range of 1:40 down to 1:00 and found my cruising speed to be 1:25 with an...
Forum: Freestyle 04-24-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 17,414
Posted By Raini
Hello James. Your streaming nose could possibly...

Hello James.
Your streaming nose could possibly be a chlorine sensitivity. It's a common problem and a nose clip is the easiest solution if you don't want to use antihistamines, nasal sprays or...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 04-19-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 20,779
Posted By Raini
My skin would be itchy and red after I first...

My skin would be itchy and red after I first started swimming regularly 16 months ago but it's not a problem now as my skin just got used to it. What did help at the beginning was to shower...
Forum: Freestyle 04-19-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,418
Posted By Raini
Thank you Stever. Visualization is such a...

Thank you Stever.
Visualization is such a powerful tool. Sometimes I tend over think and forget to enjoy the journey. My keyword when swimming starts to feel like a struggle is QUIETLY. It's like...
Forum: Freestyle 04-19-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 9,081
Posted By Raini
Just a quick question. I have just watched the...

Just a quick question. I have just watched the link with the Israeli TI swimmer demonstrating underswitch drill. Could someone clarify if he is bringing his recovery arm forward with the palm facing...
Forum: Freestyle 04-17-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 3,616
Posted By Raini
Thank you Bob and Suzanne. I will start working...

Thank you Bob and Suzanne.
I will start working with the TT again next week and try your advise.
Although I have been swimming a minimum of a mile a day this week I haven't yet swum another 2 miles...
Forum: Freestyle 04-17-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 3,455
Posted By Raini
I can't give you advice on how to use it as I...

I can't give you advice on how to use it as I haven't got to grips with the TT myself yet except to say that if you are wearing it with a swim cap remember to remove it before you take the swim cap...
Forum: Freestyle 04-10-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 3,616
Posted By Raini
I set the TT at 1.30 as I read somewhere on the...

I set the TT at 1.30 as I read somewhere on the forum that for most people a cruising pace is usually between 1.30 and 1.40. This did feel comfortable for me when I first started using it about 3...
Forum: Freestyle 04-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 3,616
Posted By Raini
Hi The other trade off is sore upper arm muscles...

Hi
The other trade off is sore upper arm muscles something that I haven't previously had a problem with. Another more experienced swimmer suggested engaging my lats more which did help but I found I...
Forum: Freestyle 03-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 3,616
Posted By Raini
Spear depth and Tempo trainer.

This week I have been working on backstroke at the end of my session and discovered that when I alternate a length of backstroke with a length of freestyle my spear depth becomes shallower than usual...
Forum: Freestyle 02-04-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,753
Posted By Raini
Hi Superfly. We do that at our pool too but as I...

Hi Superfly.
We do that at our pool too but as I had already swam several sets I decided to stay behind her and that's when I realized I needed to really slow done in order to be able to swim a mile...
Forum: Freestyle 02-04-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,753
Posted By Raini
Update

Hi guys.
I just wanted to share that after the advise given to me several months ago I have managed to complete a continuous mile 4 days in a row!
I worked on the sets suggested by Coach Suzanne and...
Forum: Freestyle 12-17-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,277
Posted By Raini
Core or balance issue?

Just a question about laser lead rotation drill. I am able to rotate enough to get my left shoulder clear of the water but struggle to get even the tip of my right shoulder out. Is this a balance or...
Forum: Freestyle 12-12-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 5,777
Posted By Raini
Hi Helix. I have just seen your video and you are...

Hi Helix.
I have just seen your video and you are a pleasure to watch. I hope I look as relaxed as you when I am swimming.
As for your cold shoulders have you thought of a thin short sleeved shrug...
Forum: Freestyle 12-06-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,233
Posted By Raini
Danny Doing more drills on returning to swimming...

Danny
Doing more drills on returning to swimming after a couple of weeks off has been the thing that has helped me the most particularly returning to basics with the Superman Glide which I have...
Forum: Freestyle 12-05-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,233
Posted By Raini
Thank you for your input Ananth Aditya. On...

Thank you for your input Ananth Aditya.
On reflection I have realized that at the new pool I was able to spend more time on drills as I had a lane to myself most mornings.
The drills I did most were...
Forum: Freestyle 11-25-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,233
Posted By Raini
What's Changed?

After 2 weeks of not swimming due to the sudden closure of my regular pool and having to find another pool I have noticed for the last couple of days that my swim feels totally different.
As well as...
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