to swim, so the more familiar you can become with water the better," says Team GB swimming coach Sean Kelly. Using one or two of your swimming sessions every week as recovery time after bike and run sessions will teach you to swim efficiently and
Q. How many swimming strokes should I be taking per minute?A. The key to any progression in swimming is to first develop an effective and sustainable technique. This means generating an efficient and powerful stroke.Powerful means ensuring a strong
simply swim for a pre-determined amount of time or complete a designated distance at a moderate intensity. Lap swimming is a great form of active recovery after a hard run, while it also prepares you for the rigours of a triathlon's open-water swim
way to monitor your training effort. On a scale of one to 10, a three would be a very easy session, perhaps a very easy distance swim, run or ride with concentration on technique; a seven would be a medium-intensity session; while a nine would be a
of the water. Wearing a swim hat will also help keep you higher in the water for a more efficient stroke.Week fourThis is the week to work on your kick. If you have come to triathlon from cycling, your legs are likely to be heavier and more muscular than if you
coach at Swim Smooth (www.swimsmooth.com) says, "The longest possible freestyle stroke isn't necessarily the most efficient in all situations and for all swimmers."Jack Maitland of TheTriathlonCoach.com agrees the emphasis on increasing stroke length has
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.
Most triathletes come from a running or biking background, so it's no surprise that the swim is usually the part of the race triathletes like least. Pool swimming generally poses few problems but taking to the open water is another matter
Most triathletes come from a running or biking background, so it's no surprise that the swim is usually the part of the race triathletes like least. Pool swimming generally poses few problems but taking to the open water is another matter. There
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