ultraslacker wrote:La wrote:ultraslacker wrote:(how do people not run out of air???)
I'm not familiar with the drills you're doing, so I'm not sure how they want you to be breathing while doing those (or how long your face is under water), but in a regular freestyle stroke you're never really "holding" your breath, so you never feel the need to "come up for air" or take multiple breaths in between strokes.
I breathe every 3rd stroke, so I guess I technically "hold" my breath for the first stroke, breathe out underwater on the second stroke, then turn my head to the side and breathe in on the third stroke. The key to not feeling out of breath is to breathe out underwater (through the nose, mouth or both, whichever you prefer) so that when you turn to breathe, you are only breathing in. Breathing out and in very quickly is what causes you to feel out of breath.
The triple overswitch is a freestyle stroke. The only difference is that I am resting for two to three breaths in between each set of three strokes (does that make sense?). So I am breathing out, underwater, for three strokes and then resting for two breaths. The transition I need to make is eliminating the "rest" so that I'm just taking a breath and going back in.
It's a bit of a catch 22 with the TI system. On one they want you to relax and go easy, but realistically that takes time and you need to get through the 3 strokes quickly to not run out of breath, but getting through them quickly is harder and you get more out of breath.
Time will fix all, but you'll have to try moving through the motions faster (kinda like speed work) in order to become comfortable at some pace between fast-and-out-of-breath and slow-and-out-of-time.