Project #SwimReboot Week 6: When your motivation begins to wane

Posted Chris Articles, Training, Vasa Swim

Continued from Part 5: Fitting everything in First, a disclaimer: this week was supposed to be about strength training and how to incorporate weight lifting and specific core exercises to boost your swim performance. But we had some technical difficulties at headquarters (i.e. I deleted the video). So I will post that update at the end […]

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Project #SwimReboot Week 5: Fitting everything in

Posted Chris Articles, Training, Vasa Swim

Continued from Part 4: Retesting One of the biggest issues (and I am sure you can all relate) I have faced in project #swimreboot is not the workouts themselves (although they have been challenging in a good way). It is trying to fit everything in. Over the past four weeks, I have found some good […]

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Project #SwimReboot Week 3: Take a chill pill to get faster

Posted Chris Articles, Training, Vasa Swim

(Continued from Part 2 of the #SwimReboot series) This past week in project #swimreboot was a tough one. It was tough not because of the training was heavier or higher volume. But because of all of the other stress in life that come up in addition to training. I am sure everyone at some point […]

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Week one of #SwimReboot: Busting off the Rust

Posted Chris Articles, Training, Vasa Swim

(from Coach Chris Hague) This is from the #SwimReboot series starting with Part One here. Have you ever taken a long break from running or biking or swimming or even training activity completely, and then come back to it? Those first workouts are definitely rude awakenings. You just feel rusty and crusty. Before, the workout […]

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Beware this common beginner triathlete trap

Posted Chris Articles, Training

When I first started triathlon training, I read all the latest articles, books, and social media posts for advice. Whenever I came across a good article or post with a specific workout or lifting routine guaranteed to make me faster, I would clip it out and put it in a giant folder organized by sport. […]

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Staying a beginner triathlete to make you faster

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In a previous blog post, I gave you some quality tips on how you can graduate from being a beginner triathlete to an intermediate or advanced triathlete. If you have not read it yet, check it out. If you feel stuck, you will find ways to change your training to take your game to the […]

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Swimming up stream in a pool

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Over the weekend, the world’s best competed in Chattanooga at the 70.3 world championships. From all reports, the course was definitely championship quality with a partially against current swim, plenty of climbing, and an undulating run. Athletes had their training cut out for them. The up river swim in particular got me thinking about how […]

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Training with a tempo trainer is ruining your stroke

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Many websites, swim coaches and programs recommend that beginner swimmers train with a tempo trainer (i.e. a “wetranome”) to help them find the ideal stroke rate. This little device goes underneath your swim cap and beeps every time you “should” take a stroke. In theory, this is supposed to help swimmers get their stroke rate/cadence […]

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