With the conclusion of our Summer 2017 Tri swim training, we will be posting some practices for our swimmers to follow in order to continue their improvements leading up to their September/October races. Here is a practice focusing on pace work.....if you do not know what your mile/red pace is, this is the anaerobic threshold zone, which can approximately be calculated as 85% of your maximum heartrate ....enjoy!
One of the most common misconceptions in open water swimming is that in order to properly train for the open water, you MUST BE in open water. However, there is substantial evidence to the contrary, in that it can be more effective to train for the open water indoors, or at least in a competitive pool.
This past week, Excel accompanied The College of St. Roses' swim team on their training trip down to sunny Puerto Rico. In between double practices each day, the coaches had the chance to go out to the ocean and train some open water swimming in the ocean.