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Old 02-04-2011
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Well, I won't be asking for my money back. Worked like magic!

I haven't used my tempo trainer much and I've always ignored the posts with all the practice set math--not because I am a woman, but because I just wasn't to that level yet. :) Still mostly working on balance issues. And I don't have any swim background so I don't understand much of the math. But this one looked simple.

I swim in a big pool and there are some goofy current things going on, often there is a distinct "uphill" and "downhill" direction, so I did each length both ways. 25 yd pool, half strokes were when I was almost there, could do an extra-long glide to make it to the end. Pushed off at the beep and took first stroke at the third beep:

1.6 15 strokes
1.6 15
1.7 14
1.7 14
1.8 13
1.8 14
1.9 13
1.9 13
2.0 12.5 whoa getting wobbly here
2.0 12.5
1.9 13
1.9 13
1.8 13
1.8 13
1.7 13.5
1.7 13.5
1.6 14
1.6 14
1.5 14
1.5 14.5

Noticed I swam differently doing this than usual. My legs were stiff, not as relaxed as I would like but definitely more streamlined. Breathing was pretty easy, maybe because I wasn't thinking about it, just letting it happen. You can definitely sense the balance issues at 1.9 and 2.0. But I did better than I thought I would! An interesting lesson, thanks Terry
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