Tag Archives: Training

Conditioning: Things to Avoid

Every task in life offers things we can do to compliment or build strength. In other words, I am a swimmer, but there are plenty of ways to cross train and condition for improvement. Several club teams with limited water … Continue reading

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Training For?

Goals…. Hmmm… I have not really set any goals for anything since I’ve got the shingles. This is a bit weird for me. It’s far from my normal. While some competitions dance in front of my eyes – the Tri … Continue reading

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Spring Break in Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe is one of the oldest cities in the entirety of the United States. It’s also only a few short hours away from where we live, and for spring break we bagged a tremendous deal on group on for … Continue reading

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How Hot is Too Hot to Swim?

This article feels a bit of a validation to me. I’ve been claiming for years that it is dangerous to swim long distances fast above 86 F. While Fina seems to think we can hold on until it hits about … Continue reading

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Test Sets, Metabolic States, and Lactate Threshold for Swimmers

When I first read “Swim Coach’s Bible” volume one, I got lost when they started talking about things like VO2 Max and Lactate Thresholds -1 or +1 sets. When I got to volume 2, well that didn’t clear things up … Continue reading

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Keep the Pace: Junk Yardage vs. Quality Yardage

A little bit ago, I wrote up a piece talking about junk yardage as a plus. Now I want to offer some caveats and provisos and such. The biggest problem with just going and swimming 10 k + yards a … Continue reading

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Swimming Posts

The next few posts are going to be on the general subject of swimming and training. Most of it is my own reflections from being a life long swimmer and lover of the water. It has to do with my … Continue reading

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