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Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,640
Posted By gladtobedifferent
Pace and speed

Well I have one mode of operation - the same pace and stroke rate no matter how far I swim. I think running has drilled into me that a steady consistent pace is key.

I swim 100m, 200m, 400m, 1 mile...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 9,892
Posted By gladtobedifferent
Practise

Agree with what you are saying. THink it is about programming and confidence. we all built it up on our strong side and it will take time, and some slower lengths to build it up on our weak side.

I...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-30-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 4,859
Posted By gladtobedifferent
Cool Finally swam a mile non stop too !!!

Ok - like running sometimes things feel right. Tuesday night after 930 the pool is quiet so I started going up and down and at around 8 lengths felt the usual you do when at about 10 mins into a run,...
Forum: Freestyle 08-29-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 9,892
Posted By gladtobedifferent
well interested in what answers you have !!

I have the same problem !

I started front crawl this march and am now up to 1km as my longest continuous swim and swimming sessions of a total of 1km minimum per visit (did 1 mile today !!).

I...
Forum: Freestyle 08-28-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,563
Posted By gladtobedifferent
All well?

Yeah hope all is well over your way - seems to be on its way out, but UK would grind to a halt if we got that weather.

I didnt manage to go the other night, but have been three times this week,and...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-27-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 7,871
Posted By gladtobedifferent
NO probs

You will do great for your olympic tri in autumn.

Wish I had signed up for a 800m swim tri. I do 400m, 20k/5k - so the last two bits would remain the same.

Since March I have gone from one length...
Forum: Freestyle 08-23-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,563
Posted By gladtobedifferent
Agree

I am affraid that I TOTALLY agree with what you say - and I know a lot of other swimmers, TI based, feel the same. I also think that as you do more distance, and know that you can do those distances,...
Forum: Freestyle 08-23-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,563
Posted By gladtobedifferent
first km

Well didnt manage a mile non stop but did 1km non stop in 26 mins (slow I know for 40 lengths 25m) yesterday - sooooo happy.

I could have kept going but the lane got too busy and people were...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-23-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 13,897
Posted By gladtobedifferent
Thanks Terry

Will definately order a tempo trainer

thanks
gtbd
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-22-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 13,897
Posted By gladtobedifferent
YIpee!!

Ok - so didnt manage a mile - but I did do a kilometre all in one go !! Gone from 18 lengths as my one off longest ever to 40 lengths in 25m pool. The last few lengths I could feel it harder as more...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-21-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 13,897
Posted By gladtobedifferent
Alex – have i done my maths wrong – rubbish at...

Alex – have i done my maths wrong – rubbish at this kind of thing which is why I like gadgets that do all this for you !! If i have please let me know and where I have gone wrong !

Terry – thanks...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-19-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 13,897
Posted By gladtobedifferent
Cool SPL and slipping through the water

I dont push off very far from the wall as I feel it is cheating. If I am tired I do, but otherwise do a short or non existent push off.

I focus very much on not starting the pull until the other...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-17-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 13,897
Posted By gladtobedifferent
My maths is rubbish

Ok - redone my maths

28 strokes in 40 seconds (for 25m) so 10 strokes takes 40 sec /2.8 = 1.43

I have done this with a whole range of different logs for me and they are all in the 1.38 to 1.45...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-17-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 13,897
Posted By gladtobedifferent
Drill

Yes, am familiar with the drills but maybe need to go back to doing more of them.
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-17-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 13,897
Posted By gladtobedifferent
Stroke Rate

Hi, my stroke rate is 1.7 which is really slow - which reflects my focus on not swimming fast. So maybe I need to up this. However, I know if I try to swim faster that it does not help my technique...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-16-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 13,897
Posted By gladtobedifferent
Talking Tempo trainer

Ok - first time I have been given this advice and it sounds spot on - where and how do I get a tempo trainer ?
And for someone as slow as me how do I use it to help me get better?

Really appreciate...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-16-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 13,897
Posted By gladtobedifferent
Smile I have got my SPL down a lot since I started, and...

I have got my SPL down a lot since I started, and am definately not focused on speed at the moment.

I want to swim a mile so that I know that I can do it - think its a bit like running your first...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 08-16-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 13,897
Posted By gladtobedifferent
Cool Like the Thread - how do I swim a mile

Ok - so I can do 400 m in one go. I can do 1000m in a swim session (eg 200m, 100m x 7, 50 x 2) and am doing 2 sessions a week. I am not sure how I can get to swim a mile - which is my next goal.

I...
Forum: Freestyle 08-16-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 4,623
Posted By gladtobedifferent
strokes and swim rate

Listen I can only dream of 1:25 for 100m !! I have been doing TI for nearly 6 months and am at 2 mins 20 ish for each 400m set in a session !
I started at 37 strokes per length in March and am down...
Forum: Freestyle 08-16-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,532
Posted By gladtobedifferent
Trying !

So have a second hand old pair of aqua masks that I am going to try later today to see how I get on......oh to not have problems with goggles and be able to just swim !
Forum: Freestyle 08-15-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,532
Posted By gladtobedifferent
Goggles!!

I found that my aqua's let loads of water in in open water - so tightened them. Aqua kayennes let water in regularly for me and last friday it halved my swim time in the pool and had to go to the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-05-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,235
Posted By gladtobedifferent
Cupped Hand

Changing from not cupped to 'cupped hand' had reduced my 100m time from 3 mins to 2.15 - it makes such a big difference to the quality of my catch, my efficiency and speed.
Forum: Freestyle 08-05-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,433
Posted By gladtobedifferent
fab

I remember seeing his at the world champs and thinking that his style was very TI.
The UK commentators on the telly noted how much his head was in the water and how little he used his legs. I found...
Forum: Freestyle 08-04-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 67,884
Posted By gladtobedifferent
HI

well relative newbie to TI (june this year) and this is an excellent thread.

I really am really slow, pretty rubbish swimmer, but the key I find (not going to be popular !!) is to find what works...
Forum: Freestyle 08-04-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,115
Posted By gladtobedifferent
Not sure if this help ?!!

Ok - legs - I just dont use them !!

I am a triathlete (done my first 2 this year ) just !! And before I did TI i did lots of kick drills and heartache and focus on my legs ..... NO MORE.

Since...
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