Essential triathlon training tips: Swimming in waves

by Erin Greene on 11 Jun, 2013 05:40 • Español

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Beach starts

You’ve put in months of swim training, biked every road in your town, left no running trail untouched. You are ready for race day. But now you are lined up at the start of your big event staring at waves crashing and breaking over the beach, foaming like a mad animal. Sure, body surfing these waves on a weekend trip to the ocean can bring the kid out in you, but knifing through them at the swim start can prove challenging if you don’t know what you’re doing.

There are a few tricks of the trade when it comes to getting past the swelling waves. Like last week’s tip that covered running through water, the best and fastest way to cut through the waves may feel counter intuitive. Check out this week’s video with expert triathlon coaches, including demonstrations on how to make the waves work for you.

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