Category Archives: Triathlon

One Tool – and Five Sets — That Will Transform Your Swimming

By Terry Laughlin INTRO There’s only one guaranteed way to swim faster. It’s not training for more yards, harder repeats, nor to build ‘limbs, lungs or muscles.’ It’s to build a long, efficient stroke, then hardwire your brain to maintain … Continue reading

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FINIS® Unveils Hydro Tracker GPS

FINIS® Unveils Hydro Tracker GPS

FINIS Hydro Tracker GPS provides swimmers and fitness enthusiasts with one device that maps, tracks and analyzes their workout session Livermore, CA – (February 23, 2012) – FINIS, the worldwide leader in technical swimming development and provider of select training … Continue reading

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Master’s Swimmers and Triathletes: Should You Be Swimming With Fins?

One of the most common questions I am asked by Master’s Swimming newbies and triathletes is whether or not they should be using fins. It seems as though many of them have been told at some point that “fins” is … Continue reading

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Preparing for Your First Open Water Swim

Competing in an open water swim for the first time, either as a stand-alone race or as a portion of a triathlon, can be an intimidating prospect.  Here are some general tips to get you started. 1)      Brush Up Your … Continue reading

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Training for Kona with the Tempo Trainer

Training for Kona with the Tempo Trainer

I’m in the final weeks of my preparation for Kona and part of that process includes heat acclimatization.  In a nutshell, in the remaining four weeks leading up to the race, I slowly add layers of clothing until the final week when I … Continue reading

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Freestyle Side-Kicking Drill with a Twist

I am sure most of you have done the basic side-kicking drill during a swim workout. This common drill works on body position by having one arm extended out in front and the other arm lying flat at your side. … Continue reading

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Horizontal vs. Vertical Pulling Eliminating the “S” Curve

Horizontal vs. Vertical Pulling Eliminating the "S" Curve

Recently while coaching my athletes, I realized they were all doing some of the same improper techniques during the pull portion of their stroke. When I asked them how they were taught how to pull their arm underwater, they all … Continue reading

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Train More Efficiently with SWOLF

Swimming for a triathlon and swimming competitively as a single sport have some very key intrinsic differences. The biggest difference is after a single swim at a competitive swim meet, you want to be exhausted at the end of that … Continue reading

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Base Training in the Correct Heart Rate Zone

Now is an important time of the year for triathlon training. During the winter months it is very important to focus on what is called “base training”. Base training involves doing workouts in a specific heart rate zone, primarily with … Continue reading

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Clearwater 70.3 Recap and Tips on Racing Strategies

My first full season as a professional triathlete came to a close at the 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida. This race was my first World Championships event and for that reason I was excited, overwhelmed, and very prepared. Just … Continue reading

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