Russell wrote:Thanks for the offers/advice. I've order some swimming googles, there is no turning back. Will watch some videos and see how it goes. I did want to set an impossible (at this time) goal of swimming a mile. We were talking about how walking a mile is so easy, but swimming a mile is so difficult. I take it once the technique is in place distance becomes much easy?
Its definitely not about physical fitness, though that of course may help.
At peak - I had a Vo2Max in the mid 70s, can still bench 140kg and have a resting HR in in the mid 30s. I do about 8-10 hours of cardio a week plus strength training. I regular race in 10 hour plus ultra endurance cycle events, have puled TT25s in under an hour. etc etc blah blah but I struggle to swim a mile front crawl and get left behind by those less fit than me.
big respect to those who have mastered efficient swimming.
Edit: DLS's drill sounds very familiar to what my coach got me doing.