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Simple Strategies For Speed #7

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 #7 Sprint!


This is probably the simplest strategy of all.


Just sprint!


Over very short distances, go as fast as you can!


Keep it simple-


3-5 repetitions

15-20 seconds of effort

45-60s of rest

1-2x week

Maximum speed!


That’s all it takes.


Be consistent with it, and you’ll notice a difference!

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