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Old 11-26-2017
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Default Is age just a number?

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Originally Posted by johnny.widen View Post
As you guaranteed Terry, I improved my stroke length today:

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... I did the following, with a three beep push off this time, however hard for low tempo. I almost lost speed before the first stroke.

18x50m
Tempo Stroke/length
1.6 12, 12
1.7 11, 11
1.8 11, 11
1.9 11, 11
2.0 10-, 9
1.9 10, 10
1.8 10, 10
1.7 11, 11
1.6 11, 11
1.5 11, 11

1.4 12, 12
1.3 12, 12
1.2 12, 12
1.1 13, 13
1.0 14, 14
1.0 14, 14
1.0 14, 14
1.0 14, 14

-- Johnny
This was six years ago!

In my Fast Forward (Smart Speed) group we followed this thread and yesterday we ran the following session and here is my result

25x50 with a small pause at each turn
1.60 13, 13
1.70 12, 12
1.80 12, 12
1.90 11, 11
2.00 11, 11
1.95 11, 11
1.90 11, 11
1.85 11, 11
1.80 11, 11
1.75 11, 11
1.70 11, 11
1.65 11, 11
1.60 12, 12

1.55 12, 12
1.50 12, 12
1.45 12, 12
1.40 12, 12
1.35 13, 13
1.30 13, 13
1.25 13, 13
1.20 13, 14
1.15 14, 14
1.10 14, 14
1.05 14, 14
1.00 14, 14

The guarantee still applies! :-)
I couldnít repeat what I did six years ago. Could it be an age issue or is age really just a number? 63 then, 69 today.
Or is it something else? I have been practicing less than usual this Summer and Autumn, that could be one reason. I might also have put in more effort six years ago. I donít remember. I will try it later on with more power and see if there is a difference and if I can repeat the nine stroke length.
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