Member Question: How to Swim at a Slower Pace?

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I've been training in the pool for the last 4-5 months and I have seen a lot of progress in my technique and speed. I went from fighting to get down one length of the pool in 35 seconds (terrible I know ) to actually being able to "sprint" down the pool in 15 seconds. I am very happy with my progress.

However, lately I have been concentrating on trying to swim at a slower pace in the water to actually mimic the triathlon experience. I am having an incredibly hard time keeping my heart rate below 160 on even the easiest of swims. I find myself kicking too hard trying to keep my body afloat. I try very hard to focus on looking at the bottom of the pool and keeping my head down when I swim to complete the "teeter-totter" to lift my legs out of the water. It just seems that if I swim that slow I begin to sink and I have to either kick or pull harder to compensate. [.....]

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date: June 17, 2008

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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.

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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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