How To Swim Without Getting Tired
If you’re getting tired when you swim, most triathletes think the key to solving the problem is more work and harder work.
Let me show you why.
Now, training harder absolutely works on land.
The key to running or cycling without getting exhausted is going to be more work.
That’s because you train your body to be able to create a lot of energy.
Even if you’re not a very efficient runner or cyclist, you’re still not going to waste much energy during those activities.
Swimming is completely different.
Many triathletes are VERY inefficient in the water.
They’re wasting energy left and right.
Ever see a really fit non-swimmer try to swim?
They get tired after 30 seconds or a minute.
Clearly, they can produce a lot of energy, but because they’re so inefficient in the water, trying to swim uses ALL of their energy.
Maybe you’re strong really strong on the bike and during the run, but the swim is just HARD.
That’s because not getting tired in the water is all about SKILL.
Of course, you have to do some work.
But if you’re not moving through the water efficiently, you’ll waste all of that energy you can produce as a result of training.
It’s like driving a car with a hole in the gas tank.
When you’re swimming inefficiently, it burns SO much energy, you can’t possibly develop enough fitness to overcome that inefficiency.
You’re not getting tired because you’re not fit enough.
You’re getting tired because you’re using WAY too much energy to swim.
THAT is the problem that needs to get solved.
Rather than training to be able to produce more energy, starting training to USE less energy.
That comes from improving your swimming skills.
So, what skills matter more than any others if you want to stop getting tired?
If you’re struggling with your pull, that might slow you down because you’re not creating propulsion.