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Simple Strategies For Speed #1

You can never be too fast.

Even the longest open water swim legs require SPEED.

While endurance and stamina are critical for success, you only sustain the speed you already have.

Sustaining slow is still slow!

While triathlon is an endurance sport, speed still needs to be considered.

Unfortunately, many triathletes fail to incorporate much speed work in their training, swimming at the same pace for the majority of their workouts.

To help you develop some speed, I’m going to provide you with various strategies to improve your speed.

Keep track of your times.

Awareness is everything.

Strategy #1 Switch It Up

This is the most open ended of all the strategies, and a great starting point.

All you have to do is swim at different speeds throughout the workout.

At some point, go faster!

It can be a short distance, a longer distance, just once, or many times.

All that matters is that you go faster.

The key is to verify your speed by TIME, not just EFFORT.

Rather than trying harder, you need to be going faster!

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