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Swim Club Blog: Is The Swim The Least Important Of The Triathlon Disciplines?

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. I've heard it so many...

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Why can't runners cycle quickly?

Cycle Training Articles The Endurance Store

To be honest, some of them can, but I wanted to get your attention with the title. Another Ironman event done and dusted and numerous questions from competitors have lead to this blog post. It's a simple question, what's the difference in terms of fitness between running and cycling? Why doesn't running necessarily make you a great cyclist or vice versa? They are both endurance activities, both aerobic and both use your legs, but what's the difference? Testing 1,2,3... The answer to some extent lies in the way we test cyclists and runners. People who visit us for VO2 testing...

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How to nail your open water swim race...

IRON Tips The Endurance Store

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. Open water swimming can often...

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Getting the taper right so you peak on the big day...

Tapering is a tricky one, there are multiple formulas and no matter what you do, there will always be someone who tells you "I did this race, trained all week, got 'bladdered' the night before and I had my best race ever!!". I've read multiple articles on tapering which outline various strategies and have come to the conclusion that nobody knows the answer. However, here's some stuff we do know: 1. Resting beforehand can (potentially) make you faster on the day as it allows your body to recover from training.  2. There are multiple things which decide how well you...

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Swim Club Blog: Open Water Observations Part 1

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. Our open water coached swim...

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