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Old 04-24-2009
ikarus47 ikarus47 is offline
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll keep an eye on where my elbows are.

I went back and things are getting easier; I focused on relaxed slow swimming, and I had a much easier time breathing, both sides and alternating. It is one of those amazing times when doing less (applying less force/ mechanical effort) gets you further than "trying" harder. Very valuable lesson.
Andreas.
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Old 06-22-2009
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Things are getting better. Every 3rd breathing now feels quite natural, the shoulders are not aching, and I do not experience the sinking on exhalation. How did I do it?
Beats me, I think it was just a matter of practice time in the pool, and finding my balance with the new breathing side.
My times are now slightly better than when I was breathing every other stroke, so efficiency must be getting better.
Now I just wish I could keep up with those swimmers in the fast lane....
Andreas.
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