Using INTERVAL Workouts for Your Swim Training

author : Tri Swim Coach
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Question:

For now, three times a week, I go out and 90% of the time I just swim a continuous 2000m+ at lunch. My average pace for the entire workout, over the last 2-3 months, has dropped (from beginner-slow to a less-slow 2'17"/100m [a new PR today!]), while my distance over those same months has steadily increased.


My questions are:

  • Am I shortchanging myself by skipping on the intervals now during base-building?

  • Would I improve faster by incorporating them now?

  • Or, does LSD apply to swimming as well as running/cycling?

Answer:

Yes! Interval training is essential to improving your swim time. [.....]

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date: November 6, 2006

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avatarTri Swim Coach

I'm at http://www.TriSwimCoach.com,a resource for beginning through intermediate level triathletes looking for help with swimming. The site features a free email newsletter offering tips and articles on triathlon swimming. I have also written an electronic book titled “The Complete Guide to Triathlon Swimming” and created "The Essential Triathlon Swimming DVD", both available on www.triswimcoach.com.

For a 20% DISCOUNT on Zoomers Z2 fins and Freestyler paddles, go to www.finisinc.com and use discount code ‘aggies20’ at checkout!

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