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Old 02-11-2011
johnny.widen johnny.widen is offline
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Default I did it... 9 strokes for 25m!

As you guaranteed Terry, I improved my stroke length today:

After normal warm up ...
100m free + 100m back + 100m breast + 100m free = 400m
4 x [(14m 2*superman glide + 36m spear) + (14m 2*superman glide + 36m swing) + (14m 2*superman glide + 36m whole stroke)]
(the two superman glide varies between 13m and 15m)
= 4 x 3 x 50m = 600m

... 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

Since counting is digital and the actual strokes when swimming are analog, it is sometimes hard to get an integer, thereby the first 10- on 2.0, where it was 10, but the last stroke was really short.

This swim session ended with
200m 1.3 13 - 15
200m 1.4 13 - 14

4 x 50m easy
50m back
50m breast
2 x 25m earhop
2 x 25m one arm, breathing on opposite side
2 x 25m one arm, breathing on same side
2 x 25m very easy

When I initially did all the drills in the Self coached DVD, the hardest drill was the one arm swim. I have now done it from time to time, but not that often and now it feels quite easy, even when I breath on the same side as the stroking arm. I think other drills have influenced this improvement.

-- Johnny
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