Tag Archives: Triathlon

Rotation – Is this how Triathletes do this?

How do triathletes train? This flummoxes me when I think about it. Cross training and adding a little bit here and there is all I’ve done. Someday, I may consider getting an official coaching plan for a triathlon and seeing … 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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USRPT Continued

The last few days, I have been slowly going through the DVDs from Brent Rushall on USRPT. A friend and I went in half and half for the set which is basically a pretty boring and underwhelming seminar which is … Continue reading

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Balanced Training

One of the biggest challenges that I can see with any type of training is sorting out the ideal balance for your body. Not everyone is the same, and while a couch to 5k program works for a significant percentage … Continue reading

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