TRAIN­ING

Multisport Mecca - - News -

■ Peter was swim­ming five times a week, four pool ses­sions and one long ocean swim. He also did strength and con­di­tion­ing train­ing at the gym twice a week.

■ The big weeks were 40-50km in to­tal, but the ma­jor­ity were about 30km.

■ Pool sets were gen­er­ally ei­ther aer­o­bic or heart rate, 1-2km warm up, 3-4km main set then about 1 km warm down.

■ Main sets were any com­bi­na­tion of 200s, 400s, 800s, easy then hard, build­ing, pro­gres­sive over­load, 1km time tri­als, many vari­a­tions.

■ Most pool sets were 5-7km, some up to 12km. The ocean swims were to hold a steady strong pace, prac­tice feed­ing, teach your­self to re­lax and en­joy the swim­ming. Any­thing from 3-8 hours.

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