I would very much appreciate feedback on my swimtype an technique. The video below should cover most angles:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXOTQPSN ... e=youtu.be
I have trouble feeling exhausted very quickly in addition to not being able to swim very fast. I can go reasonably fast for a 25m sprint, but I slow down dramatically after that. Hope any of you can help me with some tips on how to improve.
The questionares on the SS site put me almost equally as an Arnie and a Bambino, allthough slightly more Arnie.
I started learning the crawl technique in february this year after signing up for a Half Ironman in my home town that was held on the 7th of July this year. Prior to the HIM I did about 10 sessions in the pool (4 with the local triathlon club). In these sessions I quickly felt short of breath and struggled to keep up with the other swimmers. Especially the kicking exercises were really hard. It wasn't until I started swimming in open water that I really started to enjoy the swimming. In open water with a wet suit I can swim for longer distances without feeling short of breath. In the sea I can even do it without a wet suit. I used to be a scuba diver so I really love getting in the water, however in the pool I find myself getting tired very quickly.
Anyways I finished the 1900m swim in July in 42 minutes, probably thanks to a few kilometers of open water swimming I did in advance. Would probably have been able to finish quicker if I didn't have to fight with the other swimmers the whole course I am going to participate in the same event next year, and I want to swim much faster then. I think I could shave off several minutes by improving my technique, but I don't have endless hours to spend in the pool so I have to make each session count Getting help from the coach in the triathlon club is not easy as we are usually around 8 swimmers in each lane (!)
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