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Swim Club Blog: Is there a draft or is it me?

The Endurance Store Swim Club provides you with simple swim training plans throughout the winter months. The plan runs October to October and is completely free. We only ask that you pre-register so that your training plans can be emailed directly. Registration is free and you may unsubscribe at any time from the Swim Club and stop receiving updates. Overview of the swim plan be seen below, but before you start you need to complete a test to set your swim paces, then register and download the sessions. GO HERE to register for swim club. If you follow our blogs,...

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Racing In The Heat? Don't Sweat It... (Part 2)

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Last week we explained why exercise in the heat is such a problem and the physiological process of keeping cool. In this week’s blog, I’ll explain how you can acclimatise before you travel, the physiological changes that take place as a consequence of acclimatisation and simple tips to ensure you stay hydrated and perform at your best.  It’s a bit cold up North, so acclimatising might be difficult!! Okay, if you live in the North of the UK and you’re traveling abroad to race, then you might be struggling to understand how you can possibly acclimatise. In simple terms, to...

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Racing In The Heat? Don't Sweat It...

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Exercise in the heat can place a lot of strain upon your body, if you’re used to cooler climates. For this reason, many elite athletes will spend time acclimatising to the higher temperature. Acclimatisation can require up to 14 days, so what if you’re an amateur athlete traveling abroad for an endurance event, who can’t afford to travel 3 weeks before the event? Let's not count out the UK weather, yes it's rainy a lot of the time, but in July, we can have our own scorching weekends! The purpose of this blog is to explain simple ways, which you...

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Go Maximal To Raise Your Technique Threshold

Swim Club Swim Training Articles

The Endurance Store Swim Club provides you with simple swim training plans throughout the winter months. The plan runs October to October and is completely free. We only ask that you pre-register so that your training plans can be emailed directly. Registration is free and you may unsubscribe at any time from the Swim Club and stop receiving updates. Overview of the swim plan be seen below, but before you start you need to complete a test to set your swim paces, then register and download the sessions. GO HERE to register for swim club. In the next block, we'll...

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Does changing to forefoot running may not make you a better runner? Is heel striking really that bad?

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Forefoot running has become a real trend in recent years, largely due to the publication of a book about a certain Mexican tribe, who ran barefoot for millions of miles without even needing to stop for a drink (something like that). The running shoe industry followed suit and designed shoes to encourage forefoot running and coaches encouraged people to take shorter strides and land on the balls of the foot. The term 'heel striking' is generally greeted with a pained expression by most runners, as 'heel striking' is BAD... it's VERY BAD... or is it? What's the theory behind forefoot...

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