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April 8th, 2009, 01:26 PM
Interesting article from USAT (http://usatriathlon.org/content/index/5892) on swim training for triathlons.

April 8th, 2009, 02:21 PM
Interesting article from USAT (http://usatriathlon.org/content/index/5892) on swim training for triathlons.

What was interesting about it? I found it, I don't know, disinteresting.

April 8th, 2009, 02:30 PM
Given the number of triathletes who train by just swimming their race distance at the same pace day after day after week after week, it is a novel approach. I think each stroke adds a little something to the others, so I agree with it completely.
There is a triathlon swim class at my YWCA that is run by a local sports lab/training center (they rent the lanes). They do all of the things recommended in this article, and charge a lot of money to do it, apparently. The class is packed. It looks more like a masters swim club session than the scheduled masters swim club session run by the YW.

April 8th, 2009, 03:37 PM
Was surprised to read #1. I would agree but I wonder who has time for tri training, family, work, AND learning the other 3 strokes. Tall order if you have no clue on the other strokes. Given unlimited time, it makes sense to learn and add in the other strokes during workouts.

I'd also add in that triathletes need to swim more during workouts. It's great to just kick and just pull and use all the toys, but I became a better freestyler by swimming freestyle sets without the toys. I swam a practice today that aside from warm up was all toys. :afraid: Some toys some of the time are awesome. But the whole practice. . .