It is said that champions are made in the off-season. This part of the season is considered to be the most underestimated part of the triathlon training cycle. But, knowing how to tackle the off-season and the period of time before the base training can be a tricky road to navigate.
Every winter, people who have enjoyed outdoor summer swimming often push themselves further and try to continue through the colder, darker months. Cold-water swimming, or winter swimming as it is also known as is said to be a refreshing, life-affirming and exhilarating experience.
We all know that taking part in any sporting activity can have a positive impact on our health, but what exactly is the point in going through the effort to take part in outdoor swimming, when you could just go for a run for example? In this post we want to explain some of the main health benefits of outdoor swimming, and why it can be a better option than other sporting activities.
Drove with bathing suit under the sports cloak 15 mins to Crummock Water, 9 degrees outside, not sure of water temp. No wind, no rain. At the lake shore swopped running shoes for swimming shoes, reluctantly whipped off the very cosy and comfortable swim cloak, stuffed it in its bag, strapped Lomo tow float round middle and walked into the lake.
In 2012 I was a recreational swimmer, swimming occasionally, plodding up and down the pool for about 20 lengths (500m, which is my warm up now) maybe 30 on a good day. I lacked drive, and would often just stop and look around with no real purpose, but it was fun and I enjoyed it.
Open-water swimming is a great way to train, and being able to enjoy the warm weather makes it all the better. Many triathletes are beginning to include outdoor swimming sessions into their weekly training, therefore it is vital that you know how to keep yourself safe if you’re hoping to join
You might be completely comfortable when swimming in a heated, lifeguard protected swimming pool, but if you’re looking to get into the open water, you need to be prepared for the big differences between pool swimming and open water swimming.
New Year new fitness goals. Whilst many of us our taking our first steps off the couch for a gentle walk, others are planning more adventurous fitness goals such as Triathlons. Over the last 5 years Triathlons have boomed in popularity but why?
Charlie McLeod is all about that glorious moment when you are ready to kick back after a tense day in the office or a particularly invigorating workout, whatever your chosen sport. We totally get the fact that when you have put in the effort and time into doing what you love, you should be rewarded with some serious wind down time that loves you right back.