Thursday, September 16, 2010

25 meters in 1 leg stroke

and 25 meters in 1 arm stroke

the new suit does help: got an Aqua Sphere Aqua Skin yesterday and tested it out today. It be slippery. I like it a lot, as it also keeps you a little warm in that cold pool, and there's no leaking in the neck, not even when you push off hard (and not so supple). I'd been getting closer to doing the 25 in just one stroke, and i think the suit just gave me the last few centimeters i needed.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

100 in 8

One of the difficulties in doing a long dive is the tendency to speed up round midway. On the one hand, it doesn't really matter much since you're already running on lactic acid rather than burning oxygen, on the other, it is slightly less efficient and actually not much quicker, plus you risk swimming straight into a BO. So i tried a bit of a consistent swim yesterday, 2 strokes per lane, no speeding up.

The next challenge is to do a 125 in 10 strokes. Then i want to explore this idea i had, about just doing 10 strokes and see how far that'll get me. I reckon i can get a bit further than 125 -or swim straight into a BO. But i'm pretty sure it's an interesting category, and i wonder how far a good swimmer can get that way.