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Triathlon Swim – How Does a Pool Swim Differ from Open Water?

by Terry VanderWert
Triathlon Swim – How Does a Pool Swim Differ from Open Water?
In a triathlon, hundreds of swimmers may start at the same time.

A surprising number of triathletes indicate that their greatest concern or weakest leg of the triathlon is swimming. The ‘concern’ element typically decreases quickly or even disappears with training, experience and confidence.

This article reviews the main features of pool and open water triathlon swimming.   The characteristics of each should be factored into your training.

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Book Review: What Hal Higdon Teaches Us About ‘Moving Young‘

by Terry VanderWert

A review of “Masters Running: a guide to running and staying fit after 40”, Hal Higdon (c2005)

Staying active as we age is key to not only a longer life but one that is more enjoyable.  93% of the 500 respondents to a survey of runners indicated that they ran in order to stay fit.  In his book “Masters Running” (Rodale Press), Hal Higdon shares his advice from a life of running to help us not only become better runners but also to decrease the inevitable effects of aging.

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