11/1/2017 06:55:38 pm
This lesson was a hard learned one after taking several years off of swimming. While I swam (sort of) competitively for years and was taught proper form, I took many (many, many) years off, and my return to the water was difficult when I just thought I should try to go as fast as I could. During my training for my first tri, about halfway though, I started thinking more about form. I found I was less exhausted and could go further. While the farthest tri swim I've done is for a sprint, I find that I am not nearly as tired when i focus on each stroke and breathing. You don't want to come out of the water more exhausted than you should be, so I am a true believer in this lesson!
11/2/2017 08:54:53 am
Jeanne, thanks so much for the very thoughtful and affirming comment! The other irony is that most people end up swimming faster by focusing on form over effort.
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