SO, I finally started training on swimming for the first time in 4 months. ( Iraq was with out a pool, so I could only bike/run at the gym.) AT first I was hurtting, I could only do about 100 meters before I had to take a break. BUt after a week I'm up to 800-1000 meters before my first break swimming freestyle. And, I would say that I would have to thank something that I thought looked retarded when I first saw somebody do it. THE KICK BOARD. WHen I did it, I had to rely on using my legs. SOmething that after a long swim, I noticed that I would sometimes forget to use my legs, and soley use my arms for swimming. NOw I am using both, saving energy and able to swim longer now. I have a month and a half to get ready for my first triathlon which is olympic distance, so I will continue using the kick board, as that seems to be an excellent aid in my training. ANybody got any other training tips for swimming besides just swimming lap upon lap at the pool?
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