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Old 01-08-2011
cynthcor cynthcor is offline
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WOW! I am sure there's someone much smarter than me that will be happy to point out all of your finer points, but having filmed myself this evening and come to the stark realization that I look nothing like this - may I say this is beautiful. Kudos.
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Old 01-08-2011
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Thank you, Cynthcor. I notice my feet still drop when I breathe to the right, but my spear is less turbulent, and my finger position is better. Progress, not perfection.

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Old 01-08-2011
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You have some great discipline flippr!

I tried to work out your best lap time based on your SPL and tempo timer. You seem to have a max speed of 55 seconds per 50m but i'm guessing due to your efficiency you could do this for 1500m quite comfortably.

Also, congrats on your recent race time. I'm competing in a 1km open ocean swim in a month. Although my pool time is 20m for 1km, i'm expecting a much longer time in the open water.
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Old 01-09-2011
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Good luck, Matt! Are you doing any training in open water? Is it cold where you are? Will you need a wetsuit? How's your sighting?
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Old 01-09-2011
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thanks, the water is 20c maybe 70f. I swam 1km in open water a few times, my form probably goes out the window but it's nice to swim in cool ocean water. my sighting is terrible, and people often comments I don't swim straight at all. i've done no formal training. and no wetsuit is required

my sighting strategy is currently to look foward after breathing, that is 1) breath 2) keep head above water 3) look forward 4) submerge head.

I think since there will over 1000 people swimming, I will just follow the bubbles.
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Old 01-09-2011
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...my sighting strategy is currently to look foward after breathing, that is 1) breath 2) keep head above water 3) look forward 4) submerge head.
You might want to test out Terry's strategy, as seen in a TI video clip...look forward briefly - to sight - then breathe to the side in the normal way.
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Old 01-15-2011
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Soooper slow whole-stroke warmup continues to subtract strokes at higher speeds. L=50m.
3.00: 23,24
2.75: 25
2.50: 26
2.25: 27
2.00: 30
1.75: 32
1.50: 35
1.40: 37
1.30-1.20: 39
1.15-1.10: 41
1.00: 44
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Old 01-16-2011
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thanks, the water is 20c maybe 70f. I swam 1km in open water a few times, my form probably goes out the window but it's nice to swim in cool ocean water. my sighting is terrible, and people often comments I don't swim straight at all. i've done no formal training. and no wetsuit is required

my sighting strategy is currently to look foward after breathing, that is 1) breath 2) keep head above water 3) look forward 4) submerge head.

I think since there will over 1000 people swimming, I will just follow the bubbles.
When I did the open water event last year, I sighted every 10 strokes. I don't sight and breathe on the same stroke, but others do. You may want to work on sighting as you prepare for your race. The shortest distance between two points...
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Old 01-16-2011
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Soooper slow whole-stroke warmup continues to subtract strokes at higher speeds. L=50m.
3.00: 23,24
2.75: 25
2.50: 26
2.25: 27
2.00: 30
1.75: 32
1.50: 35
1.40: 37
1.30-1.20: 39
1.15-1.10: 41
1.00: 44
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Try a series of 10x 50 where you count strokes and move tempo as follows
1.6
1.7
1,8
1.9
2.0
1.9
1.8
1,7
1,6
1.5

I can almost guarantee your SPL at 2nd 1.6 (9th 50) will be lower than on 1st 1.6 - and perhaps still lower on #10 @ 1,5,

Slowing, then restoring tempo will optimize your stroke more than nearly any tempo exercise.
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Old 01-17-2011
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Thanks for your suggestion, Terry. I'll put it into practice this week.
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