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Simple Strategies For Speed #6

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 #6 Alternating Laps

With this strategy, on successive laps, you’ll alternate speed.

For instance-

5x100 as 25 smooth/25 strong

On the odd laps, you’ll relax, and on the even laps, you’ll hit the gas.

Not only does it help you learn to go faster, it helps you learn to switch gears, picking up the pace as necessary.

You can implement this strategy over any distance, you can use any combination of speeds, and you can use any combination of distances within the total distance.

Give it a shot!

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