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DON’T KICK THE DOG

By | February 28th, 2019|Categories: Other Training, Swimming, triathlon|

It is no surprise that most triathletes and amateur swimmers get next to no propulsion from their kick.   Elite freestyle swimmers who have world class kicks only get a small propulsion from kicking.  (10-15%) So why work on your kick at all?   The reason is there is more to kicking than propulsion.  You still need an [...]

FINISHING YOUR FREESTYLE

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: Swimming, triathlon|

This week’s drill is a finish drill for freestyle. This drill is a simple,  but effective way to get you to lengthen your freestyle stroke and make sure you are accelerating through your underwater pull into your recovery with each stroke. This drill is not very complicated, but very effective. Swim your regular freestyle with a [...]

HIGH ELBOW FREESTYLE….WHY?

By | January 16th, 2019|Categories: Other Training, Swimming, triathlon|

In the stroke technique world, there is a lot of emphasis on high elbow catch but not necessarily, a high elbow recovery.  Most swimmers believe it is a hard technique to master.  I believe with good on deck coaching, and plenty of concentrated practice this skill can become easy, and a great help to your overall [...]

WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THE POOL

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: Swimming, triathlon|Tags: |

If you have not been working on your swimming this winter, time to get going. Winter swim training is for fixing those technique problems you do not have time to work on during your race season. It is a time to reshape your muscle memory. There is still room to sign up for my next clinic [...]

Swimming Technique: 7 Ways to Improve Your Form

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Other Training, Swimming, triathlon|

You're a triathlete, strong and lean. You've been swimming three to five times a week, racking up the yards. You're getting fitter and faster and you're psyched. Then one day you have a scheduling conflict and drop in on the evening Masters swim with the age group kids next to you only to find out you're [...]

BIG WAVES AND COLD TEMPS. RACING THIS WEEKEND

By | September 10th, 2018|Categories: Racing News, Running, Swimming, triathlon|Tags: , , , , , |

  When you live in New England all you have to do is wait a day for the weather to  change.  On Thursday we experienced the high heat and humidity that we have grown to love so much this summer.  Then on Friday, the cold front arrived.  Dropping temps over 40 degrees.  On Sunday morning triathletes [...]

A HOT WEEKEND OF PODIUM FINISHES AND PERSONAL BESTS

By | June 18th, 2018|Categories: Cycling, OH MY GODDARD, Other Training, Running, Swimming, syracuse 70.3, triathlon|Tags: , , |

It is fitting that the hottest weekend of the year thus far, would fall on a very busy weekend of racing.  After a long winter and spring of training the athletes on our team were ready to step up to the starting line.It has been a  pleasure to watch them go through the different phases of training, through [...]

MUSCLE MEMORY: THE FRUSTRATION IN TRYING TO CHANGE

By | February 7th, 2018|Categories: Other Training, Running, Swimming, triathlon|Tags: , , |

Muscle memory is defined as “the ability to reproduce a particular movement without conscious thought, acquired as a result of frequent repetition of that movement.”  For example, a newborn baby has no muscle memory, a blank slate.  The only way for a baby to learn to crawl, sit up, and walk is to do  these things, [...]