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WildWill    pirate
06/03/2009 at 07:02
yep - it was the 1600 steady after the drills that i timed ... the drills took close to an hour co i was coaching
IronNina    pirate
08/03/2009 at 21:39
Ok, another numpty question, if anyone could help I would be grateful ....from what I can glean from You Tube videos and other sources, am I right that the correct technique for rotation is to rotate completely i.e upper and lower body to an angle of at least 45 degrees with each stroke.
The reason I ask is my eldest son's gym teacher apparently teaches to rotate the upper body only, at the hip, keeping the legs still and parallel with the surface of the water.

These little details make all the difference... well at least they keep me occupied!

08/03/2009 at 23:08

No teacher is wrong. Think of your body having an axis straight down the middle and rotate around it. Head can stay looking straight forward and down water at hair line. Obviously then rurn it along axis to breath which should just follow your rotating body.

Rotation should be driven from the hips with the kick.

09/03/2009 at 18:08

Anyone got any advice for sinus problems after swimming?  I've never had a problem before but now find I'm really stuffed up the day after a swim.  I've read on the internet about using nose clips but I breath out through my nose so I need it unclamped!

Thanks

09/03/2009 at 21:32

Hi All,

Just wanted to say thanks to all of you who suggested "superman swimming" /gliding and front quadrant freestyle etc.. a couple of weeks ago. I had a eureka moment last weekend when I looked those up on youtube and finally got what you meant! Anyway, I put it into practice last week and it was fantastic! I even managed 4 consecutive lengths of front crawl - could barely do one before. I really appreciate all the advice and experience being shared on here.

This even resulted in someone coming up to me in the pool last week to me questions about front crawl! I explained that I was learning, and could barely do it, and she said "Well you seem to do it well". Amazing!! (I've had compliments on my goggles before but never my swimming......)

Unfortunately after that amazing swimming breakthrough last week I'm now nursing runners knee injuries once more. But have just ordered a pull buoy so I can still go swimming - hopefully this will be OK for my knees, and I can practice more on my crawl.

*NB with the front quadrant swimming, my lead arm still drops when I turn to breathe - any tips?*  

Cheers.   

TR
09/03/2009 at 22:17

PQ - good work. I always find going back to concentrating on FQ swimming helps me a lot.

Try to concentrate on stretching out for the end of the pool to keep the arm from dropping.

WildWill    pirate
10/03/2009 at 13:40
Not a bad shorter swim at lunch time

Did 3 x 400m, times were

7:35
7:34
7:40

So a 30sec improvement on last time i did that set
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
10/03/2009 at 21:33

Swim training tonight was rough - sometimes I think our trainer forgets we're triathletes not competitive swimmers! (all 3 of her kids are superb swimmers, 18min/13min/11min respectively for 1000m).

800m warmup (200m crawl, 200 backstroke, 200 crawl with pull bouy, 200 backstroke) x 2

8 x 50m (25m breathe only 3 times, 25m sprint)  10 secs rest intervals

2 x 500m (200m fast, 100m  breaststroke, 100m fast, 100m breaststroke)

2 x 400m (400m fast, 400m breathing alternate 3rd and 4th strokes)

800m cooldown (200m normal, 200m stretching long every 3rd stroke, 200m fingertips drill, 200m normal)

Total 3800m - I am very tired.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
10/03/2009 at 21:35

Swim training tonight was rough - sometimes I think our trainer forgets we're triathletes not competitive swimmers! (all 3 of her kids are superb swimmers, 18min/13min/11min respectively for 1000m).

800m warmup (200m crawl, 200 backstroke/200 crawl with pull bouy, 200 backstroke) x 2

8 x 50m (25m breathe only 3 times, 25m sprint)  10 secs rest intervals

2 x 500m (200m fast, 100m  breaststroke, 100m fast, 100m breaststroke)

2 x 400m (400m fast, 400m breathing alternate 3rd and 4th strokes)

800m cooldown (200m normal, 200m stretching long every 3rd stroke, 200m fingertips drill, 200m normal)

Total 3800m - I am very tired.

sweetfeet...    pirate
10/03/2009 at 22:01
That was worth posting twice it was so impressive wolf.
10/03/2009 at 22:02

That sounds like a mega session - I would barely have managed the warm up!

 Anyone know where I can get hold of one of these TI DVD's?  Amazon don't seem to have them.  Looking for tips to improve my struggling fc!

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
11/03/2009 at 06:06

see sf, I did say I was tired! obviously, as I didn't notice the double post!

It would have been impressive if I hadn't struggled to do it all! Found it really hard work yesterday.

Edited: 11/03/2009 at 06:08
WildWill    pirate
11/03/2009 at 06:36
A good session there IW

Long swim for me tonite i hope
JD.    pirate
11/03/2009 at 15:36

so, was in the pool today, and this bloke got in with stubby yellow flippers on and some fingerless mits?  seen him a few times.  what's that all about?  he powers up and down very quickly.  just wondering what the training benefit is? 

was going to ask him if he did his bike training on one of those keirin bikes.

JD.
Symes    pirate
11/03/2009 at 16:38

Soup Dragon - I had that problem quite badly to the point of finding it really difficult to breathe about 10 hours after swimming, my doctor suggested using a steroid nasal spray like beconaise (sp) in the morning and evening which I did and it has helped a great deal. Apparently my nasal passage was sensitive to changing temperatures.

Wonder Woman - try here...

Back in the water tonight to take my "swimming" back to basics and try and teach my muscles to do things in a slightly better way as they've clearly been imprinted with a bad technique. It was sufficent to get me through an IM in the last 2 years but is definitely slowing me down horribly. Fingers crossed I don't completely forget what to do...

11/03/2009 at 17:43

Thanks SyM  - will give it a go.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
11/03/2009 at 22:01
JD, I don't get the point of all that - there's a woman at our pool who never swims without fins, and another bloke who uses long flippers and hand paddles every time he gets in the water. They both seem to delight in speeding up and down overtaking everyone. I too can swim very much faster using flippers - but since you can't use them in races, why bother? Yes, there's a place for them when you are using a kick board and concentrating on kicking, but to my mind if you  use swim aids all the time then you get to rely on them too much.
WildWill    pirate
12/03/2009 at 06:47
I have some of those stubby fins (but dot use much as most pools dont like paddles or fins in public sessions)

They are used for strength training bot should only be used for the odd set


I had a good session at the pool last night ...

Had a good swim last night, did

WARM UP
1 x 100m easy
4 x 25m build
4 x 50m build
2 x 100m

DRILLS
4 x 25m Catch Up
4 x 25m 1-arm
4 x 25m legs only
4 x 50m finger tip drag
1 x 100m style

MAIN SET
1 x 1600m TT ... in 32:30

WARM DOWN
1 x 400m easy

so my 1mile time was almost 3 mins faster than last week so im quite pleased at that

.
.

PS ... Using a kick board is for big girls blouses
Edited: 12/03/2009 at 06:48
IronNina    pirate
12/03/2009 at 15:00

Well done WW great session.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
12/03/2009 at 15:55

tonight I have:

200m warm-up

250m pull

300m medium speed

250m pull

3 x 300m, 20 secs rest interval

3 x 200m, 20 secs rest interval

5 x 100m descending, 20 secs rest

200m cooldown

total 3200m

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