I was at the pool coaching the other day when I overheard a swim coach who was working with a private client. The client happened to be a first-time triathlete. The swim coach gave him the following advice:
"When the race starts, sprint out ahead of the pack for the first few minutes so you get some room for yourself to swim. Then settle into your own distance pace. "
I can just imagine this poor guy in his first open water swim in a cold murky lake going out and sprinting until he's hypoxic, then panicking cuz he can't breathe and now he's getting run over by all the swimmers he just passed as he settles into his plodding pace in front of them. Great advice.
So, what's the worst advice anyone ever gave you?