Not that remarkable. I searched and found this video 100M in 53, from just a push start.
I took off from a launch start, the lake ~70Degf is colder than a pool Sarasota. And I don't think flip turns and push-offs help a wetsuit swimmer. If anything they break the rhythm.
100-110M in a suit, is kinda my anaerobic max right now. At that point I cry "Uncle". When I started swimming it was just 25M.
Why not drop an anchor and a buoy at 100 m from the starting point so its all a bit more precise?
Then you can experiment with and without a suit or other toys etc.
What the heck - up the ante for today's stunt https://youtu.be/TjwtxujQLF0
Better straight line. less core lflexing and 6Bk timing,connection looks better too.
You are still a bit stiff . especially below the waiste, but the base swim machine mechanism is working
Did a test using my boat in Freestyle mode and got 60M from the yellow ball back to mid dock = which is good. https://twitter.com/Jagersport_com/status/772103726253223936
However, during the 100M swim, I got 10M into it before ever hitting the water, which looks like an error. And the path looks to be too short for a full100M
Even so, from the video I was even with the 60M mark at about 34 secs. So 100/60*34 = 56.6 pace for the 100M
I challenge anyone on here to take that time down, stroke snobs be damned!
I think your stroke doesn't have to be brilliant to sprint a short distance. Brawn can make up for a lack of precision. Again with a wetsuit it's a like a coat of paint over a shabby building - if you are lean or narrow to begin with.
Also to do a running dive into a 100M sprint of this kind at Kits pool would be crazy. You'd get kicked out, I'm sure. Just not considerate.
OK I found an easy way to measure distance with 99.9% accuracy is to swim my slalom course
There is a stainless steel cable down the middle about 5 feet under. The course is 260M long.
I first sprinted the first two gates 68M, no warmup & that was crazy - so much fun I lost track of breathing. I did 27+41=68M fair enough. But then I tried to do 109M 10mins after using a 1:3 pattern at full output and OMG I bonked bad in the last 25m or so it was carnage. Being out there and totally gassed is not good! Without going into technical details, I swam a decent pace but not as quick as the sprint start off the dock.
But the best thing about swimming a slalom course is the MILE. 6 laps will take you there. So I gave that a rip as well on the weekend.
In a pool without a suit - i doubt I would break 1:15. For me - completely different style of swimming.
With the running start and the wetsuit, I can sustain a higher position in the water. It requires a certain turnover and focus then baam I gotta stop - max being somewhere close to 100M & 1 minute. I also breathe bilateral and 1:3 or less breaths, it really is a speed mode of swimming.
If I breathe 1:2 can't get nearly the same pace.
I want to try the Helix suit. My Reaction is a bit square for fit (medium large) and my Fusion is a lower-end thing has more of that shoulder resistance.
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