Open Water Training.

Alot of people enjoy training outside in lakes and rivers. And I totally agree, I love it. 

However, I do see people losing fitness throughout the Summer as they just swim lap after lap with no focus to their training. 

Here are my 5 top tips to help you to get the most from your Open Water Training. 

1.  Have a plan and stick to it.  So, if you have written an interval type open water session then stick to that. Don't be swayed by friends at the lake.

2.  Make sure you warm up and cool down for each session. 

3. Work on technique and drills such as sighting, race starts, swimming round the buoy etc.  

4. Still do a swim session in the pool once a week.  I rtend to do my interval or pure speed session in the pool still and my skills, endurance and pace changes in the open water.  

5. Be consistent with your training.   

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How to optimize your training if you are short on time.

We all have the same number of hours and minutes in a day.

This is the most common thing I hear from prospective athletes on a daily basis. 

So, here are my 6 top tips to get the most from your training and still have balance in your life.   

1. There is no secret. Its all down to good planning, communication and setting realistic goals. 

2. Plan your workouts daily and weekly with the home and family calendar. So, everyone knows what you are doing and when. 

3. Pick a race where you can add on a holiday for the family. 

4. For a period of time, possibly hire someone to do the cleaning or the garden so it frees up more time for training and family time. 

5. Have a coach. It takes the guess work out of the weeks and makes training specific to you and your goals. 

6. Listen to your body and rest if need be. 

 

Janette Cardy. 

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GOOD TRAINING PRINCIPLES FOR YOUR BEST 2018 TRIATHLON SEASON

Good Training Principles for your BEST 2018 Triathlon Season by Janette Cardy, British Triathlon Coach.

Here are my top 10 best tips to getting your training right this year.
1. Plan your training schedule daily, weekly and monthly.
2. Make your goals specific.
3. Build your training plan gradually, ideally no more than 10% a week. 
4. Be committed and be consistent. 
5. When you are writing your training plan,  factor in daily life committments.
6. Keep a training log.
7. Make sure you always warm up and cool down in every session.
8. Include strength and conditioning workouts in your weekly plan.
9. Dont avoid your “weaker” element of training.
Use the winter to focus on it more.
10. Consider working with a coach who can write your sessions, your plans and mentor you physically and mentally to top performances this year. 

For further information or to discuss training options available, contact us directly for an informal chat.
Janette@janettecardyfitness.co.uk
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