Download and print this session plan here: session plan 155
Swimming long sessions in the pool can be tiresome but that doesn’t negate the need to swim them if you’re training for anything longer than a standard distance triathlon.
2 x 100m, the first easy, the second, steady.
200m as mixed drills (work on your perceived or coach-identified weaknesses)
Novices or swimmers training for sprint / standard 2 x 20min continuous with 2 min rest
Established swimmers, aiming for >70.3 distance – 45 minutes continuous at A-race pace
100m – 200m Easy to very easy
2200m – 3700m
As your swim progresses, you may experience rising anxiety, or breathlessness. Try to focus on exhaling and allow time for your anxiety to subside, or breathing to come back under control. Consider this experience a race-day rehearsal.