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Injuries, IRONMAN, training -

Coping with injury - staying positive and focused on next stages can be a challenge.  Claire gives us her tips on how to manage the emotional process and come out the other side stronger and more ready than ever.

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ITU, Jess Learmonth, swimming, training, triathlon -

Great Britain’s Jessica Learmonth is one of the top ITU swimmers in the world. She’s always in the front pack, and often emerges first out of the water, including at the World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Cozumel last fall. She recently landed on her first career ITU World Cup podium in Cape Town last month. We reached out to Jess to hear about some of her favorite swim sets. She is a former national level swimmer, covering 60,000+ meters per week. Now, turning her focus to triathlon, she only spends around five hours a week in the water. Maximizing her time in...

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swimming, training, triathlon -

In the previous post we examined how swimming more efficiently takes technique. Once you reach a certain level of proficiency though, training methodology leads to further gains.  Performing each swim at the same pace will NOT lead to improvement. Instead, swim like a swimmer.  Add intervals and preset rest periods or “send-offs.”  An example of a send-off would be 5 x 100’s on 1:45. This means you would swim a series of five 100’s and you would leave the wall for a new one each minute and forty-five seconds.  If 100 takes you 1:30 then you would get 15 seconds...

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swimming, training, triathlon -

Learning to swim well can be quite challenging as it is a technical skill.  To a certain extent with other sports such as cycling and running improvements can be made simply by exerting more effort. But this approach backfires when applied to swimming.  To swim more efficiently is not a matter of trying harder.  Instead, swimming more efficiently (faster and with less effort) is about reducing the natural resistance of moving through the water. It takes technique. The number one mistake beginner swimmers make is to swim “X” number of laps or for “Y” amount of time.  The mindset around this...

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core short, swimming, training, triathlon, video -

Curious about our Core Short? Our own Ryan Vanderloop and Team Timex's Dave Erickson chat about the benefits to swimming with this popular training tool for triathletes and swimmers. Learn more and purchase the core short here. 

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