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Old 02-16-2016
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I have no data. No stroke length data, no tempo data, no speed data. The aim of this project is to acquire data.

Summary of practises in 2016.
All 100m repeats, typically 10x100m in a session.

Total distance by month:
Jan 3.7km
Feb 8.8km
Mar 8.8km
Apr 3.6km
May 4.6km
Jun 5.2km
Jul 6.8km
Aug 9.1km
Sep 6.9km
Oct: 7.0km
Nov: 13.2km (mix of 100m and 200m repeats)
Dec: pool closed

Goal:
Count strokes for ONE length, and remember to breathe whilst doing so.


Height = 177cm, Wingspan = 180cm
Green Zone: 20 to 16 SPL (scm)

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Hello bx,

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Goal:
Count strokes for ONE length, and remember to breathe whilst doing so.
How about counting your breaths and calculate your SPLs from your breathing pattern?

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Werner
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Goal:
Count strokes for ONE length, and remember to breathe whilst doing so.


[Height = 177cm, Wingspan = 180cm]
Excellent Goal! Simple. I like werner's suggestion too...maybe counting breaths is a start. If your pattern is regular you can quickly estimate strokes, but even if it's not, you might practice counting breaths for a few lengths then you won't forget to breath.
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Thanks Werner and Doc Suzanne (btw I just saw about your car accident, hope all recovers fully and speedily). I will count breaths and live with the +/- 1 error for now.

I could have made my goal more precise:
Count strokes for one length and remember to breathe OUT.

(Breathing IN is never the problem.)
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Old 03-07-2016
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Thanks Werner and Doc Suzanne (btw I just saw about your car accident, hope all recovers fully and speedily). I will count breaths and live with the +/- 1 error for now.

I could have made my goal more precise:
Count strokes for one length and remember to breathe OUT.

(Breathing IN is never the problem.)
How is your project going?
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How is your project going?
Thanks for asking :) I've been surreptitiously updating my original post in this thread. I counted spl only for a few lengths in one practise. It wasn't "good" by the published guidelines, but I can't say I'm too bothered, as my swimming in general is going so well since I started swimming a broken kilometer twice a week. It was a psychological issue. Now I go into the pool and swim first, and only after a 1km am I allowed to practise drills. But now i prefer swimming to drilling anyway, so it's all switched around.

I'll do another spl later this month. Maybe once a month is a good idea.
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February: Best SPL = 23
March: Best SPL = 22

[5 month gap working on breathing form mostly, which has improved balance tremendously, legs always feel light and floaty now.]

01 September: Best SPL = 19

Woo-hoo! I've ducked into my Green Zone for the first time ever!

Height = 177cm, Wingspan = 180cm
Green Zone: 20 to 16 SPL (scm)
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