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Forum: Freestyle 02-11-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,248
Posted By andyinnorway
I counted it as 35 too but didn't want to explain...

I counted it as 35 too but didn't want to explain the math so just wrote 105 :)

I was filmed last week for the first time in years and was amazed high stiff and perpendicular my feet still look,...
Forum: Freestyle 02-11-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,248
Posted By andyinnorway
Kick Efficiency

After 6 years of counting strokes almost every length, I realised today I've never tested/counted my kick.

Whilst I don't want to start doing long fitness kick sets I'd like to get a more efficient...
Forum: Freestyle 01-16-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,654
Posted By andyinnorway
With swimming it's a bit like running up a 10%...

With swimming it's a bit like running up a 10% hill pulling a pallet of fruit or learning to walk up that hill unhindered :) The TI approach is to learn/ imprint great aquatic posture and pick the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By andyinnorway
I see a difference in elbow rotation between the...

I see a difference in elbow rotation between the right and left.

Pre catch the left elbow is pointing down at 7 oclock which will make the catch harder to setup.

The right side appears much better...
Forum: Freestyle 12-30-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By andyinnorway
I too like to leave the TT on a single setting...

I too like to leave the TT on a single setting sometimes during a session and work out some challenges around it.

I tend to still put my TT on triple time though as this allows me the chance to have...
Forum: Freestyle 12-26-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 2,284
Posted By andyinnorway
Olympic Gold medallist Neil Brooks (1980) told me...

Olympic Gold medallist Neil Brooks (1980) told me he kicks hard at the end of swim tri leg (last 250m) to be able to run fast to transition.

He also said its the main reason for doing regular kick...
Forum: Freestyle 11-15-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 5,183
Posted By andyinnorway
The pyramid set is a great idea. when you do the...

The pyramid set is a great idea. when you do the 25's try breathing every 4 strokes instead of every 2.

If you hit your SPL target more easily then you know you are causing resistance when you turn...
Forum: Freestyle 11-02-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 7,506
Posted By andyinnorway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b1Fiw9uekM Thorp...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b1Fiw9uekM

Thorpe's rotation and spear is designed to get to the 'destination' in an instance, a bit like the bang of a drum rather than the bow of a violin...
Forum: Freestyle 10-18-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 7,506
Posted By andyinnorway
I too see the lateral movement and crispness of...

I too see the lateral movement and crispness of stroke as the missing link to a 1:30 pace.

I'd work on the lateral movement with some breathing every 4 strokes at 4K pace so there is no aerobic load...
Forum: Freestyle 05-25-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By andyinnorway
Brett, Your stroke gets better as the video...

Brett,

Your stroke gets better as the video progresses, the third length looks much better than the first.

Do some length's where you position your midline over the edge of a dark blue tile line. ...
Forum: Freestyle 05-09-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By andyinnorway
I nearly got to 10K last year. Our local...

I nearly got to 10K last year. Our local training group started at 1km and added 1km a week. the 9km week had more tide than expected so I ended up with 3:30 in the water with 1 kayak support for...
Forum: Freestyle 03-31-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 9,804
Posted By andyinnorway
I watched your march 28 Video. There is evidence...

I watched your march 28 Video.

There is evidence of not swimming straight as you snake side to side with body roll and breathing. This is using a lot of energy.

1. Slow the push off down (make it...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 03-10-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 10,686
Posted By andyinnorway
I've settled into the regime of the local masters...

I've settled into the regime of the local masters club so feel less need to post each swim as for the time being, I'm not setting the sets I swim, although I do adapt some of the sets to suit my...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-26-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 10,686
Posted By andyinnorway
26 Feb 2016 100's warm up pace tune up with...

26 Feb 2016

100's warm up

pace tune up with strict stroke count 50's on 37.5s

25's full speed with set stroke pattern. tt0.65-0.75 beeps 22-26, times 15.4-17.5

I did some dolphin kick 25's and...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-26-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 10,686
Posted By andyinnorway
Richard I don't think so - I even looked on ebay...

Richard I don't think so - I even looked on ebay the other day. I guess since they were only designed to last a couple of years then they've all been thrown away.

I'll certainly consider breaking...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-24-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 10,686
Posted By andyinnorway
My third yellow tempo trainer has given up after...

My third yellow tempo trainer has given up after just a few weeks. my surviving blue one is still working after 5 years.
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-24-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 10,686
Posted By andyinnorway
Almost - I did try a masters club 19 years ago...

Almost - I did try a masters club 19 years ago for about 6 weeks but we were ignored in the 6th lane so I stopped. I count this as starting again.

2nd session was good too, but there was a lot of...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-21-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 7,474
Posted By andyinnorway
I too get a sore shoulder sometimes if I take on...

I too get a sore shoulder sometimes if I take on a SR my system isn't ready for. I think it comes from adding too much pressure to try to catch up the sync of the stroke.

I've also found my fastest...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-21-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 10,686
Posted By andyinnorway
21 Feb 2016 A successful first experience of...

21 Feb 2016

A successful first experience of masters swimming.

I joined my local club today for an hours session.

More repeats, less rest and no running into feet.

I've also entered the 50m...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-17-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 10,686
Posted By andyinnorway
11-17 February Some swims in very busy pools. ...

11-17 February

Some swims in very busy pools. Using the time to work on dolphin kick, testing some single length metrics and lots of balance drills.

After 2 weeks of not being able to complete a...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-11-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 11,690
Posted By andyinnorway
11 feb 2016 An encouraging swim today - lots of...

11 feb 2016

An encouraging swim today - lots of drills - felt energetic and also managed

8x25m repeats under 16s. TT0.8

Get in under 20 beeps from push off.

I spent a long time in the 12m...
Forum: Freestyle 02-11-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,998
Posted By andyinnorway
I would encourage you to reach further forwards...

I would encourage you to reach further forwards with the hands. Your arm shape looks a bit crabby on some still frames.

This is harder with a deep spear as you have (or have picked up in TI...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-10-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 10,686
Posted By andyinnorway
10 Feb 2016 Prince Regent Pool Warm up 4x100...

10 Feb 2016 Prince Regent Pool

Warm up 4x100 long and lopey

My tt is out of action, the goggles fell on the floor and the clip broke so I'm going to silicone it back on but forgot so today was all...
Forum: Freestyle 02-10-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 942
Posted By andyinnorway
Dart 10K entries open

I've signed up for arguably the Uk's most iconic 10K open water swim this morning.

If there's any other TI fans that want to join in then post a reply.

I've entered Saturday Medium...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-09-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 10,686
Posted By andyinnorway
Tuesday 9th Feb 80mph wind gusts yesterday have...

Tuesday 9th Feb

80mph wind gusts yesterday have blown the felt off the roof of my pool so today I was offered only the gym with no idea about when the pool will re-open.

Since I'm guessing everyone...
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