Posted By: The Wild Horse
Date: Tuesday, 26 June 2007, at 7:55 p.m.
My experience over the past several years as I try to make the transition from successful oly to IM racing is that the consistent volume of easy swimming has been a key component to my development. I have good swimming skills, but have found that maintaining an easy to low steady pace has enabled me to be consistent and fresh in the pool, as compared to the mod-hard sets that worked for me at oly. I have previously failed to recognize the effect that those five digit weeks have on my ability to hold my pace late in the bike and run. It's nice to know that pushing harder does not necessarily provide a marked increase in speed. A note to the short course guys: I love to go fast :-) As I continue to age-up, I have had to accept slowing times (and those injuries that never really go away) IM is giving me an opportunity to go in the right direction again... there is much to learn.
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