In the video they have a pro swimmer (not me lol) at first, then they show me from the same angle. There are something like 3 different angles to see. I would highly suggest doing this if you live in the Vegas area. It is only $65.00 and well worth it. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is one thing to think you swim a certain way but another to actually see it. From this video I learned I angle my arm slightly in with one hand and I swim with my head a little too high. This is fine in open water but not so good in the pool. I also rush through my stroke. As Kara put it I fight the water. It was a very informative hour and great to actually see what I am doing wrong.
I have to say congratulations to Jason one of my clients in New York. He finished his first half marathon and did a great job. I was telling Brett today as we were running that I get almost as nervous race day for my clients as they do. A few weeks ago Jason had a bad day at a 10K. It was hotter than normal and he pushed a little too hard. I told him what he needed to do for this half marathon so he wouldn't have issues. A lot of the problem was overcoming the mental aspect of the bonk at the 10K and knowing he could do this. I was anxious to hear about his race. I got this reply when I asked how it went: It went perfectly! I finished 1:57:54 with an avg pace 9:00/mile. Another P.R.! I'm so psyched. I couldn't have done it without your advice. I did everything you said. I just concentrated on running my target pace and as the race progressed, I kept on getting more and more confident. The confidence put my mind at ease and i started to relax - I got into a great rhythm and I was feeling really good (so much so that I tried to give a pose to every photobucket camera dude on the course!) I was pretty fired up at the start, I could have run a lot faster, but I kept holding back knowing it was a long race and there was no way of telling how I would feel by mile 9-10. The Garmin 305 helped a lot, kept me consistent, and prevented me from getting too excited. And it paid off - big time. By the last two to three miles, I was feeling really tired, the temperature started to get warm, but I had enough in the tank and enough will power to psyche myself up to finish real strong. Once I saw the finish line from 800m away, I gave a really nice kick at sub 7min pace. As a coach when I see something like that I am just as excited as the client that I coach. Great job Jason!