A Swim Training Plan for Beginner Triathletes

LEG LUBE: One common question asked among new triathletes is what type of swimming workouts should I do? This article provides a sample swim training plan for three common triathlon race distances—sprint, Olympic and 70.3—to help you get up and running, or rather swimming, in no time. These workouts are designed to give you a healthy balance of speed, endurance and technique work so you can become an overall stronger swimmer. Here’s a couple of hints:

• Endurance workouts should be based on time instead of distance.

• Speed workouts should include 50-yard swims for sprint and Olympic, and 100-yard swims for longer distance athletes.

• Technique workouts help improve your swim mechanics and should include kicking and stroke drills.

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