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  1. flippergirl's Avatar
    Thanks Stewart. I need to do drills. Any suggestions on a book for drills? I just remembered I used to do some of Andes workouts and the website has some info.
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    I would not try to slow your kick down. Having a strong kick is a big key to swimming fast in the pool. If you look at lot of the top swimmers they 6 beat kick no matter the distance. There are drills you can do to work on stroke and tempo that can help.
  3. flippergirl's Avatar
    That 's a good way to look at it. As long as I keep drinking H2O I am only getting tougher. Today with the humidity they say it will be 103.

    I have Aruba on my mind. Checked out and the island looks interesting. I wonder if they have a place to stay like Bonaire where you can take a truck and your gear to dive sites right off the beach plus the usual group boat dives.
  4. __steve__'s Avatar
    Yep, running and cycling in the heat of summer can be brutal indeed. I like to think that training in it just makes a more intense workout

    As far as in the sea, Aruba is about perfect for swimming throughout the year. Min temps - 78F (Mar) and max temps - 83F (Oct). I miss it already, blasting through the ocean with fins on
  5. flippergirl's Avatar
    It was so much fun...have you ever done open water swim?
  6. KEWebb18's Avatar
    I am so happy to hear that your 5k went well! Your time is awesome!!
  7. flippergirl's Avatar
    It was with a watch so I hope it was true. I will check when I get back from Fla. I a really psyched about the ocean 5k. Have you ever done such a thing?
  8. KEWebb18's Avatar
    Paige that is awesome that you got your 50 under 35! You are working so hard and you are getting better each day. Good luck on your 5k swim. Keep us posted
  9. flippergirl's Avatar
    Thanks Bobi. I will check that out.
  10. Bobinator's Avatar
    If you poke around on usms website it will give you a listing of master's teams in the US. All you have to do is get the contact name of the team close to where you will be. Drop them an e-mail and I'm sure they would be glad to let you swim. I always swim w/St. Pete master's team when I go there. I have done this with a couple others too! It's fun!
  11. flippergirl's Avatar
    I hope I didn't bite off more than I can chew. I am very very sore today. I am also afraid of sharks in the warm fla water. I didn't use to be until I read about attacks.
  12. Bobinator's Avatar
    Good job Flip! You will do great at Amelia Island.
    Be sure to relax; don't get caught up in the size of the sea just focus on stroking and breathing and take it as it comes!
    Have fun!
  13. KEWebb18's Avatar
    Great swim! I am so proud that you completed it!
    Good luck with the Amelia Island swim
  14. flippergirl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by EricOrca
    Sorry to hear about your friend, I used to surf, long ago.
    Aren't you interested in cars too? Here is my friend's story with links to info about the super vee formula.
    Thought you might be interested


  15. flippergirl's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice. I really need a coach to tell me what are the weaks spots in my stroke. You are correct gbrain, I was focusing on my kick for endurance and I feel like I put everything into my sprints. For example, I do 25yds x 10 @ 18 seconds on 25 sec interval.
    On my 50's I go around 40 and rest 10 seconds. At the end I am panting and rolling my eyes. Is that all out? Something though is missing as I don't see my time is improving.
  16. flippergirl's Avatar
    Thanks for the your offer of condolences Orca and Knelson.
    I still feel struck by the loss and confused about why these random things happen. The sea is so aluring with its power and beauty. I understand the desire to be caught up in its arms by riding the waves. I also know the last few times I went bodysurfing in water a bit surly something told me to be more careful than I would have been when I was younger. I wonder why that voice suddenly appears out of nowhere much more often than when I was younger.
  17. EricOrca's Avatar
    qbrain, you are the "conscience" of the swimming world!
    flippergirl, I get a lot more out of 2100 SCY with my Masters group than 3600 SCY on my own.
    I get even more when I visit other workouts and drop in, like my trips into Folsom to train
    LCM. Over half the swimmers are better than me there, so I find myself digging deep to push myself harder.
  18. qbrain's Avatar
    Almost any coach is better than no coach and joining a team is more than finding the right coach, you will find people to train with, and make swim buddies. These people will help push you in the right direction as much as a coach will.

    I swam 600 yards Saturday and 1000 meters Sunday. The distance isn't important, what you are trying to accomplish with your time in the pool is. Looks like your focus was kick and some sprints. Did you put everything into the sprints? What was your goal with the kick set? Did you do that?
  19. knelson's Avatar
    Holy cow! My condolences.
  20. EricOrca's Avatar
    Sorry to hear about your friend, I used to surf, long ago.
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