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There is NO Off Season

Here in the triathlon world we don’t like to refer to it as the off-season because there is no “off” season. We’re either in or out of race season but that does not mean we’re not training hard.

In fact, training during the winter months is crucial to our performance come next race season. What you do now can make all the difference as you hope to make 2017 your best season ever, whether that means setting a personal best...qualifying for Kona...or whatever your goals may be.

Well, not to worry. We got you covered! We’ve put together a very special out season playlist that will help you start this year on track and ready to bring it in 2017!

Swim Drill Training Series

Since the majority of triathletes do not have a strong swimming background, working on technique is paramount. In this drill series, Team MPI coach and co-founder John Murray presents a handful of our most recommended drills to help improve your technique, leading to efficiency, reduced effort in the water and better overall performance. 

Include swim drills in your swim training as often as possible. Repetition is key with both perfecting the drill but also incorporating the correct technique into your swim stroke. Having a large library of swim drills means you can work on different parts of your stroke and enjoy the variety. 

Consider switching from drilling to whole stroke swimming after each 25 or 50 so that you can take what you felt in the drill and plug that into your stroke. Allow time (months) for muscle memory and strength to develop as your stroke is modified.

Swim Drill Training Series Introduction
Swim Drill: Elements of Good Freestyle Technique
Swim Drill: Freestyle - Bad Swimmer
Swim Drill: Head Out-Water Polo
Swim Drill: Sighting
Swim Drill: One Arm Poor Technique
Swim Drill: Dialing it Up - Build
Swim Drill: Hesitation
Swim Drill: Stroke Hesitation
Swim Drill: Forearms in Water
Swim Drill: Fist
Swim Drill: One Arm Freestyle
Swim Drill: One Arm Sculling
Swim Drill: Front Prone Scull
Swim Drill: Sculling Supine Feet First
Swim Drill: Reverse Scull Supine Seated