SwimRun events have exploded all around the world! However, they are unlike any ordinary aquathlon. The main goal of this training program is to provide you the opportunity to successfully participate in the momentum of one of the fastest growing, exhilarating endurance sports, SwimRun.
IS THIS TRAINING PROGRAM FOR YOU?
Designed for the novice to intermediate SwimRun athlete, here are the specifics of the 12-week training program:
• Progression through two build cycles and one race specific cycle, all followed by a recovery week. Five hours (minimum) to 8 hours 45 minutes (maximum) time requirement per week prior to tapering and racing.
• Each week typically consists of 2-3 swim workouts, 3-4 run workouts, 2 strength training workouts and at least 1 SwimRun race specific workout. One day per week, Friday, is designated as a day off. However, this rest day can be flexible as your schedule requires and guidance is offered to adjust for this need.
• Six SwimRun focused workouts to be completed with your teammate emphasizing transitions and appropriate, compatible pacing.
• Training plan starts on a Monday. Therefore, it can be applied to start on any Monday or it can be set to end on race day.
• Training plan assumes your target race is on a Saturday.
• Training plan uses common language and little to no abbreviations to try to decipher.
• Training plan is reusable.
WHAT LEVEL OF FITNESS IS REQUIRED?
• Prior to beginning this training program, you should be able to complete a 30 minute or approximately 1200 yard (or meter) swim and a 30 minute run.
• Training program will build you up to 3200 yards (or meters), 75 minutes of running and 2 hours 30 minutes of SwimRun race specific training.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Purchase of this training plan includes the following:
• Extensive, educational 70+ page SwimRun Athlete’s Guide. For more details on what is included, please send an inquiry to review the Table of Contents.
• Comprehensive glut activation exercise document
• Online, supplementary videos for swim and run drills and mechanics.
• Email access to the coach and author for questions, concerns or guidance.
Please email Coach AJ at: AJ@MultisportinMotion.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on the web at www.multisportinmotion.com.
Warm Up: 300 (100 swim/100 pull/100 kick)
Drill Set: 4 x 50 (25 drill/25 swim; practice good form)
Main Set: 1,600 continuous using equipment including paddles and pull buoy (again, make this effort be comfortable and consistent), rest 1 minute
Speed Set: 4 x 25 quick, rest 10 sec
Cool down: 200 choice (Recommended to do breaststroke for race practice and preparation)
Warm up for 10-15 minutes before the practice race and cool down after.
Main Set: Pick up the pace (high zone 3/low zone 4) for the 5k. Focus on a consistently hard effort for the entire 5k allowing you to pick up the pace to finish strong for the last mile.
Cool down: Be sure to cool down, foam roll for good recovery!
Warm up: 400 (200 swim/200 pull)
Drill Set: 4 x 50 (25 drill/25 swim); Drills are alligator eyes, head out of the water, race day sighting, sighting using landscape
12 x 25 (10 seconds rest)
1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 quick
2, 5, 9 easy
4 x 100 (20 seconds rest)
odds: easy focusing on long strokes/good form
evens: strong focusing on good form at an up tempo
Cool down: 200 back stroke to stretch out (and recognize it is a recovery option mid race if fatigue, cramping or anxiety sets in)
After a full warm up, do 5 x 400 at 10k race pace. 1 minute of active recovery between intervals. Cool down as needed with stretching and foam rolling.
**This is a pacing only workout - no concern for speed.
Warm up: 400 (200 swim/200 pull)
Drill Set: 6 x 50 (25 drill/25 swim); Focus on sighting drills like alligator eyes, horizon sighting, catch up drill, etc.
4 x 100 as odds quick, evens DPS**, rest 15 sec
8 x 50 odds fast, evens comfortable pace with visualization of swim exit (and what is needed for quick transition to run with gear), rest 20 sec
Cool down: 100 swim
Race entrance with your gear to ensure you have everything you need.
Warm up for 5-10 minutes.
4x50 stroke drills: sighting, catch-up, fingertip, 10-3-10
4x40 stroke pickups to threshold on 40 strokes easy swimming recovery. Sight as you will race.
End on a pickup to swim exit.
Practice transition as if you were in the event; Quick transition to the run.
5 minute build from easy jog (zone 2) to tempo effort (zone 3). 5 minutes at race pace effort.
Cool down for 10 minutes with very easy jogging (zone 1). Stretch, roll, hydrate, sleep for recovery.
Plyometrics sequence: -High Knees -Kick Butts -Leg Huggers (one way) -Jog backwards (one way) -Running Skip -Toy Soldier (one way) -Forward lunge (one way) -Carioca/grapevine