The Endurance Coach

Tapering strategies

Don’t over-think it, you’re just doing less exercise to allow your body to recover Keep the same routine but just do less, for example, if you always swim on Thursday morning and ride Thursday evening, then continue to do so, just do less. For B/C events, you probably only need to taper for 3 days…

Open water swimming, it’s all in the timing…

In the last blog, we introduced the topic of ‘stroke count’ versus ‘stroke rate’, how the 2 things differ and how they impact your swimming. You should probably read it first by GOING HERE. This week, we’re going a step further to discuss your your stroke ‘style’ or ‘timing’ may be impacting both your stroke…

Stroke Rate V Stroke Count – What you need to know…

What is Stroke Count? Stroke count is the number of strokes you take each length of the pool. You count both your left and your right arm strokes and most amateur swimmers generally require somewhere between 16-30 strokes to complete 1 length of a 25m pool. Stroke count is something that most swimmers have done…

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