Category Archives: Triathlon

Swimsense™: Using Paddles to Make Even More Sense of It

Swimsense™: Using Paddles to Make Even More Sense of It

Round #2: Pacing Right! Last time we interacted, I had done 30 x 100m swim repeats on 1:30 as a warm-up a few days prior to a 70.3 event. The idea was to show you guys and girls the importance … Continue reading

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Swimsense – A Triathletes New Best Friend

Swimsense – A Triathletes New Best Friend

Hey Triathletes, I got one word for you: SWIMSENSE™. You gotta go and get this new toy and add it to the arsenal. Why? Give me 5 minutes. As a coach and Pro Triathlete, pacing is crucial in any open … Continue reading

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Making Sense of the Data — Swimsense Review by Glen Gore

Making Sense of the Data  -- Swimsense Review by Glen Gore

The FINIS Swimsense™ has been with me during my workouts for the last couple of weeks. With the recent Festive Season, training time has certainly not been what it should be. Nonetheless, I made sure I used the Swimsense for … Continue reading

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Straight Arm Recovery in Open Water Swimming

Straight Arm Recovery in Open Water Swimming

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how swimming in open water is different from swimming in a pool, and what that means in terms of technique. In addition to playing around with increasing my stroke rate (the … Continue reading

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Pool Swimming vs. Open Water Swimming

There is a big fundamental difference between open water swimming and pool swimming and it involves not being able to push off a wall in large bodies of water.  If you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to train … Continue reading

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Swim more Efficiently by Establishing a Neutral Body Position

I have spent most of my life in the pool. For this reason I have had about 20 years to develop a good stroke, but I am still trying to make changes and become a more efficient swimmer. For most … Continue reading

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Endurance Events Need Training! – Chicago Marathon and Vineman 70.3 Recap

I completed my first marathon this past weekend (Chicago), and also completed my first 70.3 Ironman over the summer (Vineman). Looking back I probably should have trained a bit more. For the 70.3, I was feeling great out of the … Continue reading

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New FINIS Athletes

New FINIS Athletes

We are proud to have two new FINIS athletes join our team. Mallory Mead, an open water marathon swimmer, and Kyle Leto, an elite triathlete. See what swims Mallory is planning next, or visit Kyle’s blog to read about his … Continue reading

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When the Real Novice Gets Wet

When the Real Novice Gets Wet

My wife, who has never swam a day in her life besides a few doggie-paddle lengths, has decided to take on the challenge of a 3.8km ocean swim and do an Ironman… How does she get started swimming from ground … Continue reading

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Pace Yourself in Open-Water

Pace Yourself in Open-Water

The start of any open-water or triathlon swim is a frantic affair with a blaze of swimmers churning up the water as they scramble for the first turn buoy. Far too often, swimmers tend to “over-cook” it by going out … Continue reading

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