A Swim Work­out for Be­tween Sea­sons

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - DEPARTMENT - BY EMMA-KATE LIDBURY Emma-Kate Lidbury is a pro­fes­sional triath­lete who lives in Boul­der, Colo.

FOR MOST ATH­LETES at this time of year, the race sea­son is all wrapped up and in the rear-view mir­ror, yet it’s a lit­tle too soon to be­gin the high-vol­ume work that the win­ter will bring. While it’s im­por­tant to take an end-of-sea­son break and phys­i­cally and men­tally hit re­set be­fore re­sum­ing struc­tured train­ing, when it comes to swim­ming, it’s ad­vis­able not to spend too long out of the wa­ter.

The all-im­por­tant “feel” for the wa­ter can eas­ily be lost and take time to re­gain. The so­lu­tion? Use this time to fo­cus on tech­nique and work on weak­nesses in stroke me­chan­ics that might have been over­looked dur­ing the race sea­son. Here’s a ses­sion that will help you do just that, while also keep­ing your en­gine tick­ing over and set­ting you up for an eas­ier tran­si­tion to the heavy-duty work that is just around the cor­ner.

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