upper-body strength and power. Elite training tips Again, start by introducing short sessions into your training regime and gradually increase.Other swimming aids to consider when training for a triathlon are pull buoys, kick boards and fins, which all
Q. When Alistair Brownlee's goggles were knocked off at the ITU event in Hyde Park last year he finished the swim without them. Is it worth training without goggles to prepare for this eventuality?A. The simple answer is 'be prepared', whatever your
your swim.Ralph HydesRalph Hydes (www.ralph-hydes.com) is a running, duathlon and triathlon coach. He has helped many athletes reach international-level competition and has been the trainer to corporate teams for the London Triathlon since 2001. Ralph
2001. Ralph is a freelance coach, designing individual triathlon training programmes, providing one-to-one coaching and offering nutrition advice. His new DVD is Flexibility for Triathletes and Runners. Visit www.ralph-hydes.com.
are crossing over and be able to adjust accordingly.2 Take a kickboard and hold it with one hand straight out in front of you. Try swimming with just one arm and a leg kick. Focusing on one arm at a time will give you more opportunity to note where your arm
Q. I've tried to perfect bilateral breathing but I've discovered I seem to swim faster when I breathe only on my weaker side (left). Why?A. This may seem initially puzzling but it can be explained by the fact that on your preferred breathing side
oversees the Parachute Regiment selection process. He has sub-1:00 Ironman swims to his name and regularly competes in triathlons and challenge events.
and Run In England leader, and also oversees the Parachute Regiment selection process. He has sub-1:00 Ironman swims to his name and regularly competes in triathlons and challenge events.
often cause inexperienced swimmers to unknowingly zigzag on the course, adding to their distance, which is the last thing a newcomer needs. Make sure you sight the swim course buoys every 6-10 arm strokes to remain on track and to cope with any tides
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