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The Importance of Low Intensity Training

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photoA comparison between two athletes and their results based on a high intensity vs a low intensity program.

Beginner Swim Workouts: Endurance, Form and Speed

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photoThese workouts are all designed for beginners and range in length from 400m to 1200m – hopefully providing some useful workouts until you are able to tackle the 2000m+ workouts.

Beginner Swim Program: Month 1

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photoA three month program designed to help beginning swimmers improve technique for a sprint distance race.

Mental Training - Do You Exercise Your Mind?

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photoI have seen very athletically talented teams fall apart in clutch situations and much less gifted teams play well above their ability!

Getting (Back) Into Shape - 60lbs Later.

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avatarThe story of how I lost 60lbs and decided to start training for a triathlon.

Missing a Workout in Stride

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photoMany times a missed workout leads to undue stress and frustration which can adversely affect athletic performance and day-to-day life. Here are some tips to deal with the inevitable missed workout.

Learning to Run

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photoTaking the time to have your running form analyzed can help many athletes run further, faster or both!

Beginner Swim Program: Month 2

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photoA three month program designed to help beginning swimmers improve technique for a sprint distance race.

T Minus Ten Months and Counting

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avatarAn overview of planning and implementing the first month of a beginner program.

Mental Training Part 2: Concentration

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avatarThe role of concentration and focus in athletic training and competition.

Beginner Swim Program: Month 3

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photoThe last month of this series will be building you to a 750m continuous swim and workouts of up to 1200 total meters.
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