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Old 06-06-2011
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Originally Posted by RobM77 View Post
Much the same as you, my long term goal is longer distances for triathlon etc, but speed is of course linked to drag, and as I've progressed with TI it's been interesting to measure my speed. As such, I think it's a perfectly relevant question to ask what people's times are for 100m, as well as being a bit of fun (swimming fast is great fun after all!). Thanks for the compliment on my speed by the way; as for the breathing, I just tried a swimming breathing pattern walking in to work and couldn't manage more than a minute, so something's clearly very wrong!
Rob, you are absolutely right, swimming fast is great fun. In addition, it is a measure stick as whether your technique has improved. Short of taking videos, speed is actually one fantastic and immediate feedback whether you have improved.

As for your breathing problem, have you tried breathing every stroke? Maybe after 75 meters just when you are almost completely out of breath and see whether you can go 100 meters with that. Breathing every stroke will be basically the same as when you are running.

See the following video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF5jO8sgkbE

at 2:20, they start breathing every stroke

Last edited by TIJoe : 06-06-2011 at 12:48 PM.
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