HUUB BIG BUOY AND KICK BOARD
Don’t overthink preparation sets. Two weeks out from an event, start bringing your total training volume down, but consider the distance you’re going to swim in your race and create main sets based on that distance. Keep the rest times short and swim at the effort you’re hoping to maintain during race day.
Clint Lien is the head coach for Mercury Rising Triathlon, Victoria B.C. mercuryrisingtriathlon.com.
WITH TWICE AS much f lotation as typical pull buoys, Huub’s Big Buoy 4 simulates the lift you’ll get in a wetsuit to help improve body alignment. Perfect for larger swimmers and “leg sinkers,” the Big Buoy can be used in four different positions, providing more or less flotation under the legs, or more (or less) drag through the water depending on how you place the buoy between your legs.
If you’re one of those people who dread kick sets and always seem to be struggling to stay up above the water you’ll love the Huub Kickboard that offers 42 Newtons of buoyancy (which translates to keeping you up high in the water). Designed to simulate the way your arms sit on tri bars, the sculptured fit is really comfortable to use.–