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Old 02-10-2011
efdoucette efdoucette is offline
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Default An unexpected drill

During my swim this morning. after some drills, I was trying full stroke, probably trying to focus on more than I should.

My stroke became a "thoughtful pace", not overly slow, but deliberate, if that makes any sense.

Unintentionally I started to practice rolling to breath (something I'm working on) with every stroke, both sides. It was an excellent bi-lateral drill. I'm not sure if it's a good idea but it felt like an accelerated roll to breath drill, and fun.
Just wanted to share!
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Old 02-10-2011
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If it's fun and gets you in tune with the way your body works, it's good. :)
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Old 02-11-2011
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Its a good skill to have in open water. When you try to breathe on one side but get a mouthful of wave water, you can take your breath from the other side on the very next stroke. Its also good for getting extra air prior to flip turns. I like to do it during switch drills to work on breathing technique.
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