How to Make Your Next Iron Distance Swim Less Scary
How to make your next iron distance swim less scary? Read on!
I’ve talked to numerous athletes over the years, and for many, the swim can be the greatest deterrent to the sport of triathlon. This doesn’t have to be the case, however. I organized and put together the Complete Guide to Iron Distance Swim, and this guide will help athletes just like you to get to their 70.3 or 140.6 swim start anxiety- free and feeling confident.
Swimming in the open water is very different from pool swimming. Many times an athlete has only ever swam in a pool and the open water comes as a huge shock on race day. To avoid this from happening, it's always a good idea to practice in the open water several times prior to your race. I even go as far to say to actually do several open water workouts to really get used to what it feels like with no lane lines, shallow water, higher water temperatures, and clusters of swimmers all around. Bottom line, the more you can make your practice sessions like the real thing the better.
In my Complete Guide to Iron Distance Swim download I go over everything you need from start to finish to educate you on the open water and what to expect. It includes open water drills, several open water workouts, and some really great advice on how to calm your nerves before race morning. Without giving it away too much, I go over the different types of warms ups, swim starts that you can expect, and tips for navigating each one.
Open water skills such as breathing, sighting, drafting, turning around, and safety stroke are all things I talk about in this download. It is also super important to completely familiarize yourself with the swim course ahead of time, pick out your sighting objects, and choose where you want to be at the start of the race.
I will help you through transition from swim to bike, how to get your wetsuit off quickly, and how to follow Ironman protocol for changing clothes in provided tents.
This is a great tool for you to read through carefully and apply it to your swim situation at your next race. Whether this is your first 70.3 or 140.6 swim or your are a seasoned Ironman, this little guide will leave you feeling a little more confident on race morning. Promise.
You can access my FREE Complete Guide to Iron Distance Swim by clicking HERE! I hope you find it helpful and useful.
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