Archive of: Swimming

  • Perfect Cadence

    Today’s coaches corner is very unique as its a topic that covers all three disciplines: Perfect cadence.

    What’s is cadence? Cadence is simply the number of actions taken during the course of a minute. This will either be pedal strokes on the bike, strokes taken in the pool over a certain distance or number of steps per minute running.

  • Brick Sessions

    Today’s coaches corner is all about brick sessions. Jen Isaac wanted to know when is best to start doing them and whether there are different lengths according to what distance you are racing.

  • Summer Set Backs

    With the weather on the turn, this can mean only one thing - the lakes will soon be open and that the nights become longer allowing for more mid week rides. But is this a good thing?

  • How often to test & what test to do

    Susie posed today’s Coaches Corner question about Testing. She wanted to know How often we should test and What tests we should do.

    Testing periodically is key to monitoring progress and checking whether the previous weeks / months training is working. If you have positive test data, then you can imply that the training is working. If the data is however not what you expected, it could come down to breaks in the training phase due to illness, injury or missed session or could indicate the the structure of the sessions are no appropriate.

  • What wetsuit?

    Mike Tumilty posed the latest Coaches Corner - What wetsuit and is there a difference between a budget £100 & a top end wetsuit?

    Well, with the season fast approaching and the lakes soon to open up. It could be time to dust off that wetsuit. However, if you have had that suit for years & years or it’s got more holes than a string vest, it could be time to open up ya wallet.

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