Off Season Triathlon Training Tips – Issue #95

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Off Season Triathlon Training Tips Newsletter

Dear Friend,

November here in North America is the so-called “off season” for the sport of triathlon. A break from swim, bike, run is of course a good thing but complacency is not!

So what’s the plan?

For swimming, it’s simple (yet complex as usual!). Focus on two things this off-season and you will come in strong next year for spring and early summer races:

1. Drills! What else? It’s not as crucial during this time to train hard and get as much pool time, but getting in and practicing drills will set you up for an easier time when your real training starts.

2. Long Slow Distance (LSD). This will allow you to build endurance as well as focus on your stroke technique. Have fun with it, if you get bored consider buying a SwimMP3! (20% off by using code ‘aggies’ on checkout!)

Also, with holidays coming up, it’s important to not let your fitness slip: without your stress-reducing workouts you will be more susceptible to colds and flus, and who wants to deal with that?

If you haven’t picked up “The Complete Guide to Triathlon Swimming” yet, now is a good time- you can start viewing the online videos and seeing exactly what you need to be practicing.


“It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.”

Workout of the Month: Stay strong!

Warm Up: 500, breathe every 3 strokes on odd lengths
5 x 75’s: Kick on your side (w/Zoomers) alternate sides by length

MAIN: 4 x 400’s Rest= 1:00
-Count strokes on 3rd 100
-Descend stroke count and time on each 400

Even lengths: breathe left side only
Odd lengths: breathe right side only

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