It's May and already triathlon season is well under way. All of the long aerobic fitness training is done, for the most part, and the focus has turned to higher intensity training leading up to the first (or second!) "A" race of the season. If a shift in focus has not happened, then now is the time to make adjustments to more intense sessions sprinkled with long aerobic recovery days. Those longs days are used to keep the endurance up without creating additional fatigue. This shift in focus isnot more race specific preparation
This past weekend Coach Craig and I had the opportunity to give the first Vulcan Tri Club off season clinic. We decided our topic would be swimming for triathlon in the off season. We were so grateful to have a wonderful group attend! Here is a recap of some of the swim drills we talked about as well as some areas to emphasize over the winter.
If you are coached by me and have been gearing up to race then chances are you've seen this workout or some variation of it:
And I suspect that if you are coached by Craig you've also seen some variation of this workout too. Zones 4-5a can seem rather intimidating...