Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Problem with Stroke Rate

 Effortless Swimming
Today at 7:59 AM
People often tell me they subscribe to this email because they like things explained clearly, simply and to the point. I think that's why I really enjoyed doing today's podcast with pro triathlete and swim coach Sara McLarty. She's a straight shooter and says what she thinks which why you'll get a lot out of this if you're an open water swimmer or triathlete. We kick it off talking about changes to your technique going from the pool to open water.

Listen to the podcast

Sara McLarty with Sarah Haskins and Gwen Jorgensen

01:30 – The Problem with Stroke Rate
03:07 – From Perfection in the Pool to Open water
05:30 – Preparing for that initial adrenaline…
11:51 – Developing A Sense of Pacing & Effort
16:12 – “Every single workout given by a coach has a goal.”
20:36 – The Importance of Swimming Straight
24:40 – Mimicking Open Water Conditions
29:42 – The Fun of Not Knowing What You’re Going To Do
31:00 – The Most Common Newbie Swimmer Mistakes and How To Correct Them
39:15 – Start with the basics…
Learn the difference between you pool stroke vs open water stroke

Effortless Swimming