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Old 01-31-2013
CharlesCouturier CharlesCouturier is offline
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I am currently looking at an ITU triathlon event (a race that took place in New Zealand.. I think it's the world championship).

I was looking at the race, with a tempo trainer set to a rate (mode 3, so strokes per minute). I set the rate relatively high.

The goal then was to try to find one single swimmer that would display a rate lower than this 'minimal' rate.

I couldn't find any. All athletes, males and females were at least stroking at this minimal rate or higher.

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What is this minimal rate that everyone (elites) seemed to be stroking at?
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62 strokes per minute.
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62 strokes per minute.
Higher (significantly higher) although again, we're talking elites there...
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I think in the 80 strokes per minute range.
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Ok, just watched elite women and they were 40+ cycles or 80+ strokes per minute. I know the woman use a quicker stroke but I'm going with Grant, maybe even quicker for the men say 85 spm. that would be .705 on the TT per stroke, I think I'll try this tomorrow for half a lap and hope the shoulders don't blow up. I will stay relaxed!
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Old 02-01-2013
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Yeah, we got two winners.

I had my TT set to 80, and I couldn't identify a single swimmer under this rate... (.75)

For the records, conditions were choppy, pretty much the worst you can get for hitting you hard on speed, we're talking 1 and a half feet propelled by the wind, arrggrrr got to swing. Or else you move backward.

Still, food for thought for anyone wanting to compete at this level :)

I am a bit in shock to tell you the truth, I really thought that the males would stroke at lower rates. This is what I find striking.

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