Open Water Swimming

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-06-14
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
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Authored by a former professional marathon swimmer and national team coach who currently provides TV commentary. Describes how to properly prepare logistically, physically and mentally for open water swims one day, one month, and one year ahead of race day. Contains training plans for triathlons, middle and marathon distances. Includes stroke techniques and racing tactics for any event. Provides dryland and pool workouts used by the pros for those who don't have easy access to open water.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. ix
The Open Water Swimmerp. 1
Overcoming the Elementsp. 19
Choosing Your Eventsp. 39
The Open Water Tool Kitp. 55
Building a Faster Freestylep. 83
Preparing for Short-Distance Swimsp. 101
Preparing for Middle-Distance Swimsp. 127
Preparing for Marathon Swimsp. 155
Racing Tactics for Every Eventp. 183
Triathlon Training and Finishing Fastp. 217
Resourcesp. 233
Glossaryp. 239
Referencesp. 243
Indexp. 244
About the Authorp. 253
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