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by s.sciame
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18309

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

Dear Folks, Anyway, forget about drills :D 30.11.2016 - SCM - Morning Session - 4400m 900 complex Set#1: 12x75m crawl int:75" (avg:63", best:61", SPL:19-20) Rcvry: 300 stroke easy Set#2: 20x50m crawl int:50" (avg:41", best:40", SPL:19-20) Rcvry: 300 stroke easy Set#3: ...
by s.sciame
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans
Replies: 40
Views: 6206

Re: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans

However, wouldn't we also benefit from a burst of speed sometimes to get behind some swimmers to draft, or at the starts to quickly pass slower swimmers in front of us? It's a good rationale - as is "IM effort" or "race pace" - but rarely do I find someone who actually knows wha...
by s.sciame
Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans
Replies: 40
Views: 6206

Re: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans

Hi woody,
For 7 rounds I typically swim IM reps at css+5 and fast reps at css-5. Gerry recommends to swim the fast reps FAST, perhaps faster than css-5. He stresses the importance for ow swimmers of being able to change pace frequently w/o blowing.

Salvo
by s.sciame
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18309

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

Hi Salvatore, What do you think about my "everyday-can-be-done" workout framework? I am gonna start doing this today... Hi NC, I think it's a good stroke rebuilder ;) I like to see that you're introducing warmups (either on dryland and in the pool). Especially in this part of the season I...
by s.sciame
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18309

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

nightcrawler wrote:you might remember the YTWL dry land exercise which is very useful for longer stroke development


it's a great posture exercise, I do it whenever I can (at office too) as a reset from the typical hunched posture we may assume sitting all day in front of a computer.

Salvo
by s.sciame
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Diet Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1768

Re: Diet Problems

Swimming breaks down muscle; to build it back up you need protein. One of the best ways you can do this is to drink chocolate milk, preferably within half an hour of swimming. Studies have shown that this is more effective than many of the expensive protein shakes that are available! You will also ...
by s.sciame
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Riding high
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

Re: Riding high

Why would it suddenly become a muscle only sport? ... Probably you are partle right. Arnies would love it more than real swimmers. That's it, Arnies would love it and benefit more than real swimmers. Also imagine a race of paddling on a surfboard: who would win, the best swimmer or the strongest Ar...
by s.sciame
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Riding high
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

Re: Riding high

High ref with little rotation like on a surfboard is the best approach for it probably, but swim races there could reveal the optimal technique under these altered buoyancy conditions. https://www.facebook.com/MadswimmerSA/videos/1177755098926368/ In a way, it's something like the era when the supe...
by s.sciame
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18309

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

here you are: https://www.amazon.com/Swim-Smooth-Complete-Coaching-Triathletes/dp/1119963192/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479816569&sr=8-1&keywords=swim+smooth+book I first read the book a few years ago and, a few months later, watched the Catch Masterclass DVD. Some contents of course are ov...
by s.sciame
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18309

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

Thanks for the sharing NC. Have you read Swim Smooth's book? If not, I really recommend it because I find your story quite similar to Paul Newsome's one. He as well went from being a pool swimmer to a national triathlete to a marathon swimmer. He also converted from a smooth type (with longish strok...
by s.sciame
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18309

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

I'm curious too. Another curiosity: why do you think he stresses high elbow recovery over a straighter arm recovery?

Salvo
by s.sciame
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans
Replies: 40
Views: 6206

Re: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans

For me Friday is just the warm up. Saturday I have the long run and swimming then on Sunday the long cycling, gym and swimming. Monday is my rest day. :). Adrian Wow, busy schedule! Today I repeated Gerry's set 1s faster: 7 rounds at steady 1:39/100m on IM reps and 1:29-1:30 on fast reps. Another t...
by s.sciame
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: video of me. please comment
Replies: 28
Views: 4005

Re: video of me. please comment

Yes, anyway my guess is that swimming faster for you is more a matter of training more than 10k/week and find the best training/recovery ratio.

Regards,
Salvo
by s.sciame
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18309

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

At the outset i was swimming with 15 arms per 25m, after i tried to do his recommendations my SPL became 10 per 25m. He said that it was still high, it should be 6-7 per 25m. Then he jumped into the pool showed us how to swim the 100m 59 seconds with 12 strokes(6 arms for each 25m) by using proper ...
by s.sciame
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18309

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

Ok, thanks!!
by s.sciame
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18309

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

I believe that with patience and systematical workout pattern you will soon be better swimmers. Share your progressions, I am gonna look forward to read. Take care... Hey NC, today I got inspired by your sessions: warmup: 300m easy 300m drills/swim Set #1: 20x75m on :80 target pace 22.25s/length (m...
by s.sciame
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: video of me. please comment
Replies: 28
Views: 4005

Re: video of me. please comment

Congratulations Campagnolo (italian roots?), you already achieved a very good level in a short time and you did it self coached, which is even more valuable. From a technical standpoint you already got many good feedbacks to work on. By the way, what does your Swim Types test say? Maybe kicktastic? ...
by s.sciame
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans
Replies: 40
Views: 6206

Re: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans

Hi Adrian, it's great to do these hard sets on friday and then have your deserved rest while reading the Feel For The Water newsletter ;) No problem for missing the beep today, just recover well and you'll beat it the next week! This week I had a great 10x400m Red Mist, so the next week I'll try Ger...
by s.sciame
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18309

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

nightcrawler wrote:Hi Salvatore(Schillaci) :D


You still remember him, I can't believe it! :D
Remember Italia '90? Magic nights, he was the outsider, the Cinderella man who made us dream that summer, then he faded... like a dream ;)
by s.sciame
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Uncertain Dive Technique
Replies: 11
Views: 2747

Re: Uncertain Dive Technique

I would be happy just to be able to dive in without getting water in my goggles! What are the top tips for preventing goggle leakage when diving in? Hey Mike, I'm always having fun with some diving practice at the end of my sessions and recently I often got water in my goggles as well, which is rea...

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