Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby nightcrawler » Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:56 pm

13.07.2016 (SCM, 2500m)
Set1: 20x50m crawl int:50" (avg:38", best:36")
Set2: 10x50m crawl int:45" (avg:39", best:38")
Set3: 20x50m crawl int:50" (avg:39", best:37")

Notes: no extra rest among the sets.
Once something goes into motion, it stays in motion, the process itself feeds the fire!
Ref: http://self-inspiration.com/video/uncomfortable-vs-exhaustion

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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby nightcrawler » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:44 pm

14.07.2016 (SCM, 1000m)
5x200m interval 3:00 (avg:2:37, best:2:34)

Notes: i was reluctant today, didnt want to swim longer.
Once something goes into motion, it stays in motion, the process itself feeds the fire!
Ref: http://self-inspiration.com/video/uncomfortable-vs-exhaustion

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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby nightcrawler » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:21 pm

15.07.2016 (SCM, 2000m)
40x50m int:55"

Notes: i swam with easy pace without any challenging target, swam all with 40secs average.
Once something goes into motion, it stays in motion, the process itself feeds the fire!
Ref: http://self-inspiration.com/video/uncomfortable-vs-exhaustion

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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby nightcrawler » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:20 am

18.07.2016 (SCM, 4200m)
Set1: 24x75m crawl, int:90" (avg: 64", best: 62")
Recovery: 300 punco drill
Set2: 30x50m crawl, int:60" (avg: 41", best: 38")
Recovery: 600 punco drill

1 step forward, 2 steps backward... :( Couldnt swim at the weekend due to anxiety steming from the situation of my country(Turkey), friday night military attempted a blow against the religious government. Public supported the government, rushed out to the streets, squares, pushed down the blow...

While watching tv started smoking again at the weekend... It was a hard weekend, couldnt sleep at all, horns on the streets, announces from the mosques have never stopped for three days.
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/timeli ... sCatID=341

Today morning woke up at 5:15 AM for the training. This time surely decided to give up smoking, hope never start again. Can anyone urgently recommend something for relaxation and quit the smoking forever, any experiences to share?
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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby smootharnie » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:25 am

In my view your country is only taking steps back at the moment. The people just want democracy. Erdogan uses this event to gain more absolute power.
Must be pretty intense if you life there. Just swim more to relax!
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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby nightcrawler » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:17 pm

Smoking and swimming, two separate life styles :D

Yeah, when i swim more and intensively i really relax, feel exhausted and sleep better.

19.07.2016 (SCM, 3700m)
Set1: 20x75m crawl, int:80" (avg: 62", best: 59")
Recovery: 100 unco drill
Set2: 10x200m crawl, int:3'20" (avg: 2:38", best: 2:34")
Recovery: 100 unco drill

notes: i did the 1st set alone, in the 2nd set swam with a group of master swimmers.
Once something goes into motion, it stays in motion, the process itself feeds the fire!
Ref: http://self-inspiration.com/video/uncomfortable-vs-exhaustion

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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby nightcrawler » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:40 pm

20.07.2016 (SCM, 2600m)
Set1: 20x75m crawl, int:75" (avg: 60", best: 58")
Recovery: 100 easy
Set2: 20x50m crawl, int:50" (avg: 38", best: 32")

notes: today i kept the total distance shorter, but swam stronger.
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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby nightcrawler » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:31 am

21.07.2016 (LCM, 1000m)
Set1: 10x100m crawl, int:100" (avg: 78", best: 76")

note: today swam with a partner in the long course, i had not much time to swim more sets.
Once something goes into motion, it stays in motion, the process itself feeds the fire!
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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby nightcrawler » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:42 pm

22.07.2016 (SCM, 3200m)
Set1: 20x75m crawl, int:75" (avg: 59", best: 56")
Recovery: 100 easy
Set2: 30x50m crawl, int:50" (avg: 38", best: 36")
Recovery: 100 easy

notes: i ve got flu, had stomach pain, couldnt concentrated well enough, just completed the sets.
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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby nightcrawler » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:01 pm

25.07.2016 (SCM, 2100m)
Set1: 12x75m crawl, int:75" (avg: 60", best: 58")
Recovery: 100 easy
Set2: 12x50m crawl, int:50" (avg: 40", best: 38")
Recovery: 100 easy
Set2: 12x25m crawl, int:25" (avg: 19", best: 17")
Recovery: 100 easy
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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby nightcrawler » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:31 am

26.07.2016 (SCM, 1500m)
Set1: 30x50m crawl, int:60" (avg: 39", best: 38")

Notes: After smoking 2 months (almost a pack of cigarette) started coughing terribly, couldnt sleep at nights... As a result I decided to get rid of this cancer stick!
Now my first goal is 30x50 crawl int 60" with an average of 35", when I achive this I am going to decrease the intervals(i.e 55",50"...) by keeping the same pace(35").
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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby smootharnie » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:09 pm

Hey Nightcrawler coach, here another almost no kick swimmer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9pr4oxM5cc

Do you also think he is overgliding a touch too much while using a general good stroke?
I think the main difference with your style is that he can not load his catch with the weight of his body and his recovering arm this way, so it results in harder arm pulling, despite the better streamline.
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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby nightcrawler » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:12 pm

He is swimming with the classical TI technique, nice body roll, high elbow, low SR, it is nice to watch him...

I m not using TI technique, i like swimming with punchy and choppy technique which is more effective in competitive open water swimming.
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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby smootharnie » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:36 pm

Is it only in open water or is it a fundamentally different stroke?
I a have used this catchup like armtiming a lot and its difficult to switch from this style to your style.
Your style feels completely differnt and requires a stronger and different core action.
The problem with that horizontal extended arm/paddle, is that its hard to get it smoothly and fast enough in a position where the angle of forearm/hand is steep enough to start pulling backward. Thats seen all the time with this armtiming, its hard to get the hand in the right position fast enough and the result is a dropped elbow often.
On top of that, there is no loading of the catch with the bodyweight because the arm is still horizontal at that point so loading it with weight is useless.

Do you think this discribes the differnces between the 2 strokes accuratlly, and what do you think is the disadvantage of your armtiming relative to the TI swimmers timing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJi3478iKKY

Loading the catch?
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paddle angle
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horizontal paddle cant be loaded
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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby nightcrawler » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:55 am

Your "loading of the catch with the bodyweight" statement refers to the following mantra in my technique:
1.left arm
2.right arm
3.touch the chin to the chest
4.breath
(just like ss's 1-2-stretch or breath mantra but a third phase added before the inhalation, this phase drives the body forward by keeping the horizontal body position)

I hope this helps.

note: i generated this mantra inspired by Jodie Swallow's technique:
https://youtu.be/hiNkAMU8syI
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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby nightcrawler » Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:22 am

30.07.2016(SCM, 1000m)
1000 m pullbuoy+paddles (13:50)

After this small training session I went to hospital for the treatment of my non stop coughing and shortness of breath whilst sleeping.

Doctor made some tests and diagnosed middle level asthma, explained that i have sensitive bronchials and due to smoking i caught reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. Gave a tube of inhaler, a pill for reflux, a pill for removing the spasm from the bronchials. According to doctor's statement disease will be cleared in a month if i dont smoke anymore.

This is the reborn of Nightcrawler, i am going to care myself more from now on...
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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby smootharnie » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:05 am

Saw in a television program how small brain chirurgy could totally transform someons personality.
Electically stimulationg some region in the brain could stop the craving for cigarettes in the blink of an eye.
It was all experimental and I wouldn want to have pins stuck in my head, but maybe its an idea :D

Watched your ankle band swimming carefully and now I think I understand hip dive swimming when there is no kick.
In fact , there is still a kick, but a very small one. You are breaking the body line a bit after the catch,. making a hinge at the hips, where the legs angle down a few degrees to counter the effect of the pull.
This moment reflects a dryland plank tension. This unstable bridge between foot and arm fallls over to the other side where the body is outstretched straight into the low side reach where the shoulder is connected again to the falling hip to get a good connection to start the prcess again, crunching it over to the other side etc etc.

Do you agree with this descriotion?
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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby nightcrawler » Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:09 am

smootharnie wrote:Watched your ankle band swimming carefully and now I think I understand hip dive swimming when there is no kick.
In fact , there is still a kick, but a very small one. You are breaking the body line a bit after the catch,. making a hinge at the hips, where the legs angle down a few degrees to counter the effect of the pull.
This moment reflects a dryland plank tension. This unstable bridge between foot and arm fallls over to the other side where the body is outstretched straight into the low side reach where the shoulder is connected again to the falling hip to get a good connection to start the prcess again, crunching it over to the other side etc etc.

Do you agree with this descriotion?


Yes, some kind of whipping effect is generated from torso to the feet as a result of a small hip dive, this whipping effect helps to achive the pull-through more powerfully thanks to engaged body rotation to the other lateral side.

Thanks for the information about giving up smoking...

Today's morning session:

31.07.2016 (SCM, 2400m)
Set1: 1x800m crawl pullbuoy+paddles (10:52)
Set2: 1x800m crawl 2 left arm 2 right arm drill (13:45)
Set3: 12x25m crawl int:30" (avg:18", best:17")
Set4: 10x50m crawl int:60" (avg:38", best:36")
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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby smootharnie » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:26 pm

Pictures speak louder than words.
By bending the bodyline you are shifting weight around the central axis which gives more mass resistance to your anchoring arms and legs. In a sense you are accelerating this mass but once it is accelerated it moves forwards to the uncoming next catch, so people can say it al starts with the hips rotation, but there really is no initating or reacting part.
Thats just determined by your frame of reference at a certain point in time.
Its an ungoing rhythm with a phase shift between force and momentum. A bit like the way a steel ball bounces on a spring.

The most extreme positions:

Start position. Start of power phase.
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Unstable bridge falls to the right side
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Reversing the bridge right before power phase (= picture 1)
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Re: Nightcrawler's 2016 Season

Postby smootharnie » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:59 pm

hey Nightcrawler. Found a swimbench which allows rotation! (only without the girl, you cant have it all)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTLFw-mn6ps
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