CTS Coaching Tip: Swimming for the “Offseason”

For most triathletes, swimming is the sport that is first to get cut out when time gets short for training. Since it is the shortest part of a triathlon, triathletes can often justify spending less time in the pool during racing season since they can get more bang for their buck by spending their time working on improving the bike or run. But it is important to realize that while swimming may be the shortest leg of a triathlon, it sets the stage for the rest of the race to come. So when time does become available in the offseason, it is best to spend some quality time focusing on your form and technique in the water and also to building the biggest swim base possible so that when something has to give during racing season, you have something to fall back on. To read more… http://bit.ly/w1ubb8

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