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by woody
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Advice on breathing please
Replies: 128
Views: 20096

Re: Advice on breathing please

"Actually I've found that quick hip flick downwards (on same side as the entering arm) as each arm enters the water and extends, sending a wave down the leg, more helpful than any explicit 2-beat kicking. " You may have discovered something towards Adam walker ocean walkers stroke his is a...
by woody
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Advice on breathing please
Replies: 128
Views: 20096

Re: Advice on breathing please

Hi Don I struggled for ages getting past 75m I just kept running out of air looking back it was because I put too much effort in to throwing my arms forward and then pulling them back hard. My breakthrough came when a coach made me think about my arm was resting in a thick gel and to move it through...
by woody
Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Dart 10k - job done!
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: Dart 10k - job done!

Cott We do have a spread of ages in the swimsmooth squad . The 3 planks of :Technique sessions , CSS swims of for example 10 X 100 with 20 sec rests at 4 sec per 100 faster than CSS, Endurance swims typically are 10x 300 with 30 sec rests at 4 sec per 100 slower than CSS. Because they are done at sp...
by woody
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Dart 10k - job done!
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: Dart 10k - job done!

HiCot Yes has been really good the weekly squad And two lots of homework. Basically we rotate sessions and homework technique, CSS,endurance with a retest of our CSS speed every so often. I had no intention of going into open water but somehow ended up buying a wetsuit. I have only done a few organi...
by woody
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Dart 10k - job done!
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: Dart 10k - job done!

Well done Mike I did Coniston the same day but a lot slower than your swim
by woody
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Swim Post - New Drill - Fist/Ankle Band
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

Re: Swim Post - New Drill - Fist/Ankle Band

Hi Cot A drill you and Mrs Cot may prefer 2 lengths with just index finger pointing ( like in a gunshape) keep rest of hand reasonably relaxed so not too much tension. Then 2 lengths add in your little finger so just two fingers extended. On both of these think about the feel of the water around the...
by woody
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Advice on breathing please
Replies: 128
Views: 20096

Re: Advice on breathing please

Not been here for some time and was just looking at how I used to struggle with breathing. Just this last weekend I did a long swim and never even thought about it.
To anyone struggling today just keep at it you will get there.
Woody
by woody
Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Prescriptions
Replies: 27
Views: 6114

Re: Prescriptions

Really good Mike I'm off later to do my prescription. I have done my squad homework this week but maintaining CSS was more difficult probably because I purely did the prescription in Xmas period. I certainly exhale too hard still . One way or another I must crack bilateral even if bilateral for me i...
by woody
Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Prescriptions
Replies: 27
Views: 6114

Re: Prescriptions

Well done Mike . 500m means you must have cracked it . Your ability to analyse it shouts out overglider like myself. At squad this Sunday I had told Emma about my prescription to crack bilateral and she focused a bit more on me during the squad session. She said my stroke rate had gone done recently...
by woody
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Prescriptions
Replies: 27
Views: 6114

Re: Prescriptions

Prescription update. I did the 6 1 3 5 6 swim as suggested now done 5 times. First time out it exhausted me trying to do 616 without fins was so hard so for the 616 636 and 656 I have been doing 50m without fins then 50 m with . But the straight swim without and timing the swim without the timing ad...
by woody
Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: CSS help
Replies: 17
Views: 3521

Re: CSS help

Hi Gary bit more time I wAs in a cafe earlier. I think you are getting too wound up on your CSS and how the test compares with previous swims . The test is the test on that day just trust it your CSS is closer to 2 m 05 than 2m06 on that particular day in that length of pool. It would be fine for yo...
by woody
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: CSS help
Replies: 17
Views: 3521

Re: CSS help

Hi Gary just a quick reply I am saying do your CSS in a 25m pool if that is where you do your training. Or if you do your training in a 50m pool then do your CSS there too . Rather than mix and match. You and I are proper overglider but Emma has knocked a bit of it out of me or the need to analyse C...
by woody
Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: CSS help
Replies: 17
Views: 3521

Re: CSS help

Ahh so checking the watch too will change times maybe only one check in the 200 and 3 in the 400 . Paul in the swimsmooth book advises on using the pace clock hopefully you have one at your pool and also is prob best to use the 25 m pool to do a retest if that's where you inteñd training. You know t...
by woody
Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: CSS help
Replies: 17
Views: 3521

Re: CSS help

Hi Gary another thought or two Your CSS swims of 7m43 and 3m32.4s give a difference of 4m10.6stherefore as CSS is half of this at 2m5.3s. Your recent 3 swims add up to 91m52s so avg 100 pace 2m2.5s Emma is always telling us that Css is an indication of your likely 1500 pace and only the time on that...
by woody
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: CSS help
Replies: 17
Views: 3521

Re: CSS help

My take for what it's worth I would have someone use a stopwatch to time you as it looks to me like you have used a garmin they are great for looking at the intervals and the time is accurate from when you press go and stop which interferes with your swim so not as good as someone with a stopwatch o...
by woody
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Prescriptions
Replies: 27
Views: 6114

Re: Prescriptions

Did my first 2k of 6 1 3 5 stroke today started without fins on the 6 1 6 but it was so hard so for rest of set did no fins first 50m then put fins on for second 50 m except the full stroke which was finless. Without fins the 616 were the hardest a real struggle probably because my kick was so poor ...
by woody
Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Prescriptions
Replies: 27
Views: 6114

Re: Prescriptions

Thanks Mike Yes I agree and I have had 3 weeks off squad and just put my effort into this til it restarts next week. This bilateral seems to have been on both our lists to fix for sometime . Hopefully this year will see it achieved forever. Hope you enjoy your new watch I got myself a garmin swim a ...
by woody
Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Prescriptions
Replies: 27
Views: 6114

Re: Prescriptions

Thanks for that prescription solar.i will give it a go. I presume the solar way would be without fins. On popeye I never have been able to build it into my swim when I do I seem to stop everything else ! And sink I do lots in front of a mirror and yes one side is much better than another but neither...
by woody
Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Prescriptions
Replies: 27
Views: 6114

Re: Prescriptions

Anyone got a prescription for the two week bilateral hump ? I keep trying to overcome but to keep my CSS improving I stay unilateral anyhow I have a two week break from Squad and am going to do no good side breathing. My own prescription is 6 sessions of 3k as 100s of swim on poor side back fs ,fins...
by woody
Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: My improvements under Emma of Swimsmooth
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

Re: My improvements under Emma of Swimsmooth

Ps and bigger thanks Smootharnie So just had 15 mins doing the dry land exercise found it hard to keep hand flat. So thought I would try standing up finger tips touching wall both hands. So slight resistance would help keep hands still . Practised both arms at same time and bingo could do with ease....

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