8 Tips to a Better Swim…
by Coach Kevin
I was thinking of ways that change can help with triathlon, swimming, and fitness in general.
Lots of people email us and are sad that they are training hard and not getting any faster.
But many of them are just doing the same things every time they get in the water.
Are you currently doing the same routine each day?
Each week? Is your schedule flexible or fixed?
With swimming, do you do the same workouts all the time?
I remember when I left the world of swim teams and coaches, and I could rarely think of interesting or effective sets to do outside of “10x100s” or “5x200s”.
Nothing wrong with those sets but they get old after a while!
Many triathletes and fitness swimmers also get hung up on the # of yards or meters they did.”I did 2200 yards yesterday so I’m going to do 2300 today!”
We like to think quality over quantity.
Changing things up on a regular basis is healthy and great for your swim and triathlon success.
Do you always swim at the same pool?
Maybe it’s time to try a different pool.
Do you always do the same format of workouts? Like, Warm up, drills, main set, cool down? Maybe time to mix in some different types of workouts.
Here’s some ideas on changing it up to maximize motivation & performance:
There’s a few ideas to change things up while you improve. Any more ideas on how change can help with your training? Let’s hear them!
Befriend the water!
Coach Kevin & The Tri Swim Coach Team