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 #5 Alternating Repetitions
This strategy is simple.
You’ll perform some repetitions faster and some repetitions slower, alternating between the two.
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You can implement this strategy over any distance, and you can use any combination of speeds.
All that matters is that you’re practicing going faster, and learning to feel the difference between various speeds.
The more you practice, the better you’ll get!