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Old 12-11-2014
s.sciame s.sciame is offline
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I like this framework! Plenty of new things to try and kids to find. Maybe that's one of the reasons why they're so fast: they just try!

Thanks again,
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PS: I think I still haven't found a forum where you don't write :)
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Are you able to monitor your techniique duriong your aerobic sets and correct it during the swim?
I think if you are able to steer the technique in the right direction during your swim and keep awareness of how your stroke is developing the risk of doing garbage miles is small and the positive endurance building works in the positive direction for you.
You slowly improve your technique and endurance this way I guess.
Yes, first of all I always count SPL: for a set that typically ranges between 2k and 4k, I set TT in lap mode to fix the pace I want to hold and I aim to keep SPL as steady as possible. If during the entire set I lose more than 1SPL, that's an alert.
Secondly, by feel: if I'm able to hold the same pace at the same SPL and I feel my body (especially my arms) relaxed for the entire set, that's another indicator that technique did not deteriorate.

Furthermore I find long sets not boring as it may seem, because they give you plenty of time to focus on different focal points while you swim (another technique aid), and they allow you to assess how much your technique is really sustainable. Sometimes it is in the middle of a tough 10x400 that you turn yourself into a problem solver and find a subtle change in your stroke that makes all the difference.
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Old 12-19-2014
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.. Sometimes it is in the middle of a tough 10x400 that you turn yourself into a problem solver and find a subtle change in your stroke that makes all the difference.
Not at the point of doing 4km sessions (!) but I have still found this myself i.e that when you start to struggle you HAVE to adjust and relax and find a better way ... that or drown! ;) It's good imo to sometimes get to that point of struggle and get through it by some change of movement or mind.
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