2018.1.18 Underwater, Sprints, Surges

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Underwater work (specifically dolphin kick) is now considered the “5th stroke” for year-round swimmers, but for triathletes it still falls into the realm of a drill.  Why would you want to spend time underwater when you’ll be swimming at the surface the entire time during your race?  Being underwater improves […]

2018.1.17 Butterfly, Threshold, 50s

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As a triathlete you don’t practice butterfly to get good at butterfly (although it doesn’t hurt).  You practice and do butterfly to improve your freestyle.  Doing butterfly is the most effective strength work you’ll do in the water.  It’s better than paddles work (paddles increase strength endurance mostly, not raw […]

2018.1.16 Distance, Fins, 300s

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Today’s workout is pretty simple.  A kick set, a set with a little butterfly and or breastroke work, and then a longer main set with a good chunk of fins use in it.  Fins are the biggest advantage you can give yourself in the water.  I think the world record […]