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by Paul Newsome
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Did Ian Thorpe Overglide?
Replies: 30
Views: 21158

Re: Did Ian Thorpe Overglide?

Hey Paul, What is happening, are you serious? You cant attack like that without knowing one's intention. I have never accused you/yourself personally! I believe your intentions were quite clear nightcrawler. Swim Types is my baby, so yes in fact you did offend me. Firstly, our very first post in Ma...
by Paul Newsome
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Did Ian Thorpe Overglide?
Replies: 30
Views: 21158

Re: Did Ian Thorpe Overglide?

I have to say nightcrawler I increasingly lose the will to offer my free help and advice on these forums when people like yourself feel like they have some right to claim things like "Swim Types is a big marketing bullshit fake" (I note you've since edited that after letting it reside for ...
by Paul Newsome
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans
Replies: 40
Views: 6619

Re: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans

woody wrote:Are you saying I would be better staying to the red mist set?


In my opinion Woody, yes, or like I say - use the Guru to mix it up a bit.
by Paul Newsome
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans
Replies: 40
Views: 6619

Re: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans

It's a good way to train different gears and change pace frequently (fast reps add more fun!) as one would do during an open water race. In reality, the only people "changing gears" and pace in any open water race >1500m in length are the PROs: Rhys.jpg The majority of us would benefit fa...
by Paul Newsome
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Did Ian Thorpe Overglide?
Replies: 30
Views: 21158

Re: Did Ian Thorpe Overglide?

Two words nightcrawler: COGNITIVE DISSONANCE

And then this from the horses mouth:
by Paul Newsome
Sat May 28, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Anchor your Forearm not Hand
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: Anchor your Forearm not Hand

cottmiler wrote:It seems that the concept of anchoring the hand and pulling the body past it is a myth and doesn't happen. The hand just slips.


http://www.feelforthewater.com/2015/07/ ... iples.html
by Paul Newsome
Mon May 16, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Guru issues - Fixed!
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: Guru issues - Fixed!

Hi EHB and kef27 Some good suggestions kef27, and yes, I really enjoy using the Garmin with the Tempo Trainer, suddenly your local lake becomes the world's biggest swimming pool and allows you to be objective with your swimming in the same manner as in the pool. Very simple but very motivating. I've...
by Paul Newsome
Thu May 05, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Guru issues - Fixed!
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: Guru issues - Fixed!

Great stuff Kevin - glad we got you sorted and that you're loving using him!

Keep us posted with that CSS development!

Paul
by Paul Newsome
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Can not swim slow enough for my CSS
Replies: 11
Views: 2493

Re: Can not swim slow enough for my CSS

SortitionistDave wrote:Dear Paul, Wow, what an offer!
It's the fabled 'offer you can't refuse' ...
Except...
Living as I do in Washington, DC (on TOP of the water ... an old houseboat), can't travel across the Atlantic to accept.
:(


Doh! Next time we're in the US then...

Paul
by Paul Newsome
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: The 5 R's of efficient Distance Freestyle
Replies: 20
Views: 5312

Re: The 5 R's of efficient Distance Freestyle

Thanks Marc - next time we're in Boulder with Big Dave, let's meet up - would love to chew the fat with you.

Paul
by Paul Newsome
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Swim Smooth Boxset and CSS pace
Replies: 1
Views: 686

Re: Swim Smooth Boxset and CSS pace

Approximately Level 3 if you perform the 1000m TT from the L2 plan...hope this helps.

Paul
by Paul Newsome
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Can not swim slow enough for my CSS
Replies: 11
Views: 2493

Re: Can not swim slow enough for my CSS

Thanks, 'Sprinter' ... Yeah, that's what I am afraid of. I have no EXTERNAL control or observation. The pools I swim at (public, free) do not allow any filming at all. I did join a Triathlon Club but the swim coaches don't seem to have subscribed to Swim Smooth. Hi Dave Firstly, the amount of speed...
by Paul Newsome
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Why we swim faster with a pull buoy, new angle?
Replies: 31
Views: 8340

Re: Why we swim faster with a pull buoy, new angle?

Hi chdoyle

I think you will find this post from November 2012 quite insightful titled, "The Other Reason You're Faster With a Pull Buoy":

http://www.feelforthewater.com/2012/11/ ... -pull.html

Cheers

Paul
by Paul Newsome
Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: CSS
Replies: 31
Views: 6477

Re: CSS

hi paul, I read an article previously, about 10-week project of target to increase cSS using Tempo trainer, what are the characteris those swimmers that manage to improve the treshold more than 5 % over the period? I cant remember his name, but one guy manage to improve more than 10%. was that due ...
by Paul Newsome
Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: CSS
Replies: 31
Views: 6477

Re: CSS

Nice work TSB - keep us posted!

Paul
by Paul Newsome
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: CSS
Replies: 31
Views: 6477

Re: CSS

Great. That gives you a CSS of 1:55 rather than 2:00 which will make a massive difference in terms of your experience when using CSS as your training benchmark. Like Matt says I personally do 1 out of 5/6 sessions at this intensity with the remainder doing a LOT of volume at CSS +2-4s/100. I am trai...
by Paul Newsome
Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: CSS
Replies: 31
Views: 6477

Re: CSS

This is an easy one TSB... If you read back up the post I've made specific mention of various links which discuss the necessity for accurate inputs into the calculator - your 400 is massively slower than your 200 - I would predict you should be able to swim at least 5:15 for 400 which with 2:28 woul...
by Paul Newsome
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: CSS
Replies: 31
Views: 6477

Re: CSS

Damn, Matt, you found me out already :oops: I've never done a CSS set formally, so, as Paul suggests, I know I should try it.. Oh come on Steve, we can't debate the effectiveness of this properly without some application and willingness to give it a try and getting some accurate numbers in place, a...
by Paul Newsome
Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: CSS
Replies: 31
Views: 6477

Re: CSS

Yes. Most of our squad CSS sessions and those that appear in our new web app at https://app.swimsmooth.com have main sets of between 1600 and 3000m at CSS pace with the sessions becoming increasingly difficult over the 1000-1200 mark especially if pacing has been poor at the start, which invariably ...
by Paul Newsome
Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: CSS
Replies: 31
Views: 6477

Re: CSS

Hence, even with the approach above of breaking down target distance & time, it's not going to be achieved without efficiency gains. Someone who has great technique but is simply not fit will benefit hugely from CSS training I presume, whilst someone with poor technique but optimal fitness need...

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