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Forum: Freestyle 02-11-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 5,916
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I think the "listen to your body" advice could be...

I think the "listen to your body" advice could be more helpful than "find the precise answer of the authority figure".

Your phrasing of the issue (effect of rotation, etc) doesn't make sense to...
Forum: Freestyle 01-24-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 9,236
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points of improvement that i could spot are the...

points of improvement that i could spot are the sinuousness of the body (as others have mentioned). you seem pretty floppy on the x axis.

and there's not much of a sense of ease in watching your...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 01-16-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 9,084
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definitely use moisturizer immediately after you...

definitely use moisturizer immediately after you shower after every swim. at least that!
Forum: Freestyle 12-29-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4,859
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it was nice to read these eloquent posts.
Forum: Freestyle 12-16-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 7,154
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solid catch


i put a lot of my attention on the catch - on the feeling of holding or bracing the body and water and swiveling the body past it.

the easiest way to experience the "solid catch" for me is to...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 12-16-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 5,226
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i've no insight to offer. but good luck! seems...

i've no insight to offer. but good luck! seems likely that the gentle drilling will help recovery, i hope.
Forum: Freestyle 12-09-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4,176
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i vote you do skip ahead to the next drills but...

i vote you do skip ahead to the next drills but also circle back sometimes.

: )

we're only alive for a short time.
Forum: Freestyle 12-09-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 6,162
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nice work! that was relaxing to watch - thank your friend for us.

(liked the beaver slap comment - poor guy).

i'm curious about the sensation you have while swimming. does it feel like you're...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 12-08-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 4,574
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sorry commander

you seem to have experienced mission creep! you started glad to finish in 3 hours -you beat that by 13%, keeping nearly the same pace as last year at double the distance, without exhaustion or...
Forum: Freestyle 12-07-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 3,946
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kia ora greg, looks like you're doing pretty...

kia ora greg,

looks like you're doing pretty well.

i watched the video 4x and had a few suspicions, only suspicions because the video was a little hard to read.

1. is your head hanging? it...
Forum: Freestyle 12-05-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 17,832
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don't worry about it

why not do some drills attempting to find good head-position/body-balance in the water. and then replicate the drills with the snorkel and see if your head position and balance change?

i think your...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-02-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 15,276
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trying to go a little further

i don't think we're quite at the edge yet of the philosophical/existential aspects of swimming. perhaps we can try to stretch a little more without yet practicing survival.

our german friend asks...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 12-01-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 26,786
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smiling with a loose head (letting the water...

smiling with a loose head (letting the water cushion the forehead) helps a lot.

practicing backstroke also helps, since you can breath most of the time (again, head cushioned - like laying in...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 07-19-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 3,997
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You restrict your request to only females and...

You restrict your request to only females and then complain about the general lack of response. Perhaps better to complain about the lack of female response?

Sisterhood isn't always powerful.
Forum: Backstroke 03-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 12,850
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thanks for posting - your points about the differences between rotating towards vs away - and your skepticism on hips (my hips are pretty far from my shoulders) were especially helpful.
Forum: Freestyle 01-24-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 9,522
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hey - i'm in nyc too - but at the actual public pools (the rec center pools). 2 people plus you in a lane in a city of 12 million is not so bad. a lot more space than you get on the subway.

Forum: Freestyle 11-26-2008
Replies: 134
Views: 85,124
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watching the 12 stroke video...

watching the 12 stroke video ( - i noticed that shinji's elbow ends up kind of pressed against his side.

i've noticed during my crawl and...
Forum: Coach Blogs 11-26-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 5,721
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Healing Swimming

terry (and ms. safer) -

beautiful writing describing embodied insights. thanks.
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 11-20-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 7,673
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two tricks

a friend of mine recommended an ear solution that changes the pH to be less hospitable to fungi - you can find it here ( my doctor gave me a...
Forum: Coach Blogs 11-16-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 11,103
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Thanks and stroke question

Thanks for the encouragement to get out of the pool and into more natural waters. It definitely is a prettier set of videos than any others I've seen.

One thing I kept noticing that surprised me...
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