Tri swim training

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Jun 2012
8:51am, 28 Jun 2012
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Is it better to swim train for time or lengths of pool?

30 lengths seems a lang way!! But 16-20 mins not so if you catch my drift :-)
Jul 2012
11:46am, 5 Jul 2012
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I dont know but im interested to know what other people think too :-) anyone?
Jul 2012
12:03pm, 5 Jul 2012
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I am just learning freestyle and started out with 16 lengths - did 22 today but it seems to take forever! Because I do tend to lose count I think I will swim for time not distance - one less thing to get my head round!
Jul 2012
12:23pm, 5 Jul 2012
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TRO Saracen
I wouldn;t plough up and down for as many lengths as you can at this point. It's boring, you'll lose concentration and your technique will fall apart.

Do blocks of 4 lengths (100m), rest, then another 4 etc, so the session might be 10*100m with xx secs rest. Concentrate on good form and technique each time. When the 100's feel easy start reducing the rest period, doing more of them 10 to 12 to 15 etc, or mix it up by doing 200m sets instead of 100's or a pyramid (50m/100m/200m/300m and back down) etc. Broken up like this you'll be able to knock out a 1k (40 length) or 1.5k (60 length) session much easier!

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