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Old 02-15-2011
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Originally Posted by johnny.widen View Post
As you guaranteed Terry, I improved my stroke length today:
2.0 10-, 9

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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To my knowledge, you're the first person, other than Shinji, to have reported a 9-stroke 25m lap. Congratulations.
Last week, during my visit to Tokyo, I did a series of 25s as follows
2 x 25 each at
1.7
1.6
1.5
1.4
1.3

1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7

1.6
1.5
1.4
1.3
1.2

1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6

1.5
1.4
1.3
1.2
1.1

This was the first time I'd tried down-up-down-up-down.
I went down by 5 intervals of .01, but only up by 4 intervals, so the slowest and fastest tempos got progressively faster.

One effect that was good was that my lowest SPL, which was 11, I achieved first at 1.7, then at 1.6 in the 3rd round, then at 1.5 in the 5th round.

What I've always liked most about Tempo Trainer sets is seeing how rapidly the nervous system adapts.
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