Swimming


GTN Presents: How to Breathe on Both Sides While Swimming

  

Being able to breathe on both sides while swimming can help you become more versatile in open water, sight better and improve your lung capacity. Here's how to do it.


A Firsthand Account of Rotator Cuff Injury and Prevention

  

Find out what happens after a rotator cuff injury, and how to prevent it happening to you. Spoiler: shoulder strength and mobility are key.


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GTN Presents: What is Your Critical Swim Speed? (And How to Increase It)

  

In this week’s episode of Global Triathlon Network’s “Triathlon Training Explained,” they define what critical swim speed or (lactate threshold swim pace) is, why it matters and how to tailor your workouts so you can increase your threshold and improve your times.


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Managing Risk During The Swim Leg of A Triathlon

  

After a death during the swim leg of a Master's triathlon in Reston, VA, this athlete and coach asks what we all might do differently.


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Training for an IRONMAN using TrainingPeaks and an Apple Watch

  

Is it possible to train for an IRONMAN triathlon using only an apple watch? One age-grouper put his apple watch through its paces to find out.


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A Beginner’s Guide to Swim Training

  

If you're new to swimming or training for your first triathlon, you might be wondering how to gauge your efforts and optimize your results. This step-by-step guide will help you set your swim zones, and give you tips on using TrainingPeaks to track your progress.


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Essential Swimming Technique for Triathletes

  

You can train all you want, but swimming faster (and having energy for the other legs of your triathlon) often comes down to technique. Here are some important things to consider when working on your swimming technique, to help you optimize your time in the water.


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Do These Workouts To Surge-Proof Your Swim Start

  

Even the most meticulous pacing plan can go out the window when you’re nervous or excited at the start of a swim. Fortunately, it’s possible to work with these nerves, rather than against them, with these workouts designed to help you take advantage of the the surge at the start of a race.


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7 Ways To Have A Stress-Free Triathlon Swim Start (Really!)

  

The swim start is the shortest portion of a Triathlon, yet for many it is the most difficult. Here's how to keep your wetsuit from giving you anxiety, get your gear dialed, pick the optimal start position, and power through your next swim.


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GTN Presents: Swim Drafting 101

  

Drafting in the swim leg of a triathlon can be a great (and legal) way to shave some seconds, save energy and get an edge heading onto the bike. In this week’s episode of GTN’s Triathlon Training Explained, find out about optimal position for swim drafting—and how much extra energy you spend if you’re in front.


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