Originally Posted by Streak
At higher tempo I should be going faster, maybe fatigue was setting in. My arms were getting tired. So here is TT - SPL and time per 100 yards in a 25 yard pool.
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. Maybe loss of hull-length (impatient lead hand). Maybe swimming with your arms too much instead of hips, shoulders. Maybe wasted movement and time in recovery. Come back and see us this summer - make sure you tell Stuart, bribe him into filming!
Otherwise, work in the 1:20-1:10 tempo zone and see if you can get a more perfect streamline, a less wiggly core, a straighter head position, a less disruptive breath. Something to get your time down to 1:34, 1:33, 1:32, 1:31, 1:30 for those same 16 strokes. Avoid pushing harder with your hands. Look for the speed by being the perfect torpedo.