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Swim Question3SPRINTER
Jul 2, 2002 7:26 PM
Did a swim session today...main was 10x100m,15sec rest. Pace was relatively intensive endurance, abt 70-75%.

The thing is, my stroke count throughout the set was well maintained at 35-36/50m,BUT, my times seem to get slower after the 7th 100m...seems to increase by 10s!

So what would be my limiter for this situation? And how would I counter this limiter?
re: Swim Questionbrider
Jul 3, 2002 10:22 AM
If your stroke count is staying constant, and your times are increasing, then you need to pay attention to your turn-over. Something that can help is to have a song playing in your head that you time your stroke count to. You'll know when the song is slowing down before you'd detect the deteriorating turn-over without it. Also, your stroke count is pretty good. Also, endurance may be limiting you. That's just a matter of time. Keep at it, it'll come.
Jul 3, 2002 7:18 PM
Did you miss count? The only reason I can think of is that your stroke became to deteroiate at the end and you are taking longer glides. Because, if you are swimming with bad strokes at the same rpm then you would end up with more strokes per distance. If you are taking longer glides with the same strokes, you would have less strokes per distance.
Jul 4, 2002 6:33 AM
nope....stroke constant 36...time thing though...i dun seem to have a smooth in it aint continuous from one pull to another....seems to have jerks or one side gliding more than the other.
Jul 4, 2002 10:04 AM

You're a strong guy arent u?
not a flimsy little 120lb stick? I think that you have the strenght to keep pulling the same amount of water, which is a lot, given your low count, but lack the endurance to keep up the arm cadence that you have on your first 7...

Therefore, dont worry, keep traing, but if you find yourself pausing/jerking in your stroke it is likely that there is also lateral "wiggle" which is something that you should try to avoid

keep it smooth, good luck

Why you hating ???liu02bhs
Jul 4, 2002 8:46 PM
Why you hating on us lighter guys man. I'm only 125 lbs, but I swim pretty fast. I konw NCAA Division I swimmers about my weight. They can kick some ass. For example, on their USS teams, they do 5 sets of 500 at sub 5:00 pace. Yeah, the "flimsy" dude did all of it. Can you do one 500 even at a 6:00 pace? Another example, my homy G dawg is 135 lbs. He pulls 25 mph, runs 4:40s mile, and swim 6:10s 500. Dawg, you need to stop hating on us. A lot of the climber weight in the 130 lbs range. Just cuss I'm cut and ain't gots da fat, don't mean I'm "flimsy." Spread the love, you heard me? WORD!

Aiite, PEACE THE F**K OUT !!!
Jul 5, 2002 11:45 AM
HAHAHA... yah i should share some background, because both of our posts were funny to me...

I come from a very competitive swim background, and now am a certified swim and tri coach, and due to all of my training (current and past) and probly my gentitics too:

I AM A SKINNY GUY! I WEIGH IN AT 140, which isnt that much, but i am also 6 foot 3....

So yah, it was ment to be funny, i "ain't gots da fat" either,

later yo,
(who is skinny!)
Jul 6, 2002 3:17 PM
My bad, my homy swim a 5:17ish 500 free not 6:10s.

I feel you brotha. You gots to be skinny to be fast.
not skinny but fast...jaybird
Jul 8, 2002 7:49 AM
6'3" 220lbs

500m 4:50
4:50 for 500 METERS?liu02bhs
Jul 8, 2002 6:30 PM
DAMN, that's like 550 yards. That's like a 4:20 500 yard pace. That's like the NCAA automatic qualifing time. Probably less than 100 people in the US can do that. Who do you swim for?
I wish... I meant yards... actually 4:52... nmjaybird
Jul 9, 2002 10:42 AM