Different Types of Normal

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When you spend your life around one type of athlete, you tend to think their idiosyncrasies are the norm. Since I’ve been swimming competitively since the age of six, everything swimming related is my normal. And it is what I compare all other workouts to. Keeping that in mind, the longest race I ever had […]

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Why your pool times don’t match your OWS times

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It is peak triathlon season, and we have a ton of clients asking the same question. “Why are my pool times so much faster than my open water times?” To start, there is no “right” answer. The exact reasoning varies from person to person. But there are a few factors that affect everyone – even […]

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Keeping the Fun

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When I was 6 years old, I started swimming for the team at my local neighborhood pool. I got to learn something new, play in the water, and hang out with my friends. Sometimes the coaches even brought us candy. What more could a kid want? After a few years I joined a club team […]

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Focus on Drills for Progress

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Lissa Henderson here.  During my swim practices growing up, there was nothing that I dreaded more than a giant set full of freestyle drills. Well, except maybe an entire workout made up of butterfly sets. Those were the worst. 4000-6000 yards made up of 80% butterfly? No thank you. Those dreaded drill sets just bored me […]

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