Off Season Tune Ups…
While it's important for us athletes to give ourselves some downtime (or, at least, perhaps a bit less structure), the off-season is also a great time to focus on what our weaknesses are.
For me…it's the swim! The more I improve with cycling & running, the more I want to do those sports! On the flip side, the more I rack up another slower than desirable Ironman swim and have to go with my usual MO and catch up time on the bike, the less I LOVE swimming!
As my coach is located in Canada, and I'm here in LA, we don't have the luxury of him coaching me from the deck.
What to do?
Enter MASTER'S SWIMMING!
It's a great way for swimmers of ALL levels to get fitter and faster in the water.
Don't worry if the last time you swam, it involved wearing water wings or a tube around your middle.
Again- it's for ALL levels! (Master's DOESN"T mean 'One who is a master at swimming'. Yes, I thought that about 12 years ago when I first started racing!: )
One great resource to check out is:
Give it a try- today's the first day of November and the holidays are RIGHT around the corner!
Keep yourself honest by sticking to the #PaleoDiet and keeping active in the pool; add, for a little extra motivation, the fact that you've got to be wearing your swimsuit to workout. Just a little extra reinforcement for staying on it!