SECTION 2 - TRAINING VARIOUS ASPECTS OF YOUR SWIM

Your body

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Developing technique​ for long distances

There's no one perfect stroke, everyone's bodies move a little differently. But there are a number of key technique principles I review at the start of every season.

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​Prehab and rehab for injury​ prevention

Stroke technique

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Ideas for dryland cross-training​

Stroke technique

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Staying healthy by eating well​

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Mother nature's wrath

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Wind and waves

Stroke technique

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​Prehab and rehab for injury​ prevention

Stroke technique

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Hot and cold

Stroke technique

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Staying healthy by eating well​

  • Stroke technique

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Darkness

Stroke technique

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Developing technique​ for long distances

Stroke technique

The wavering mind

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​Mindset and motivation

Building distance

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Developing a catastrophe list​

Stroke technique

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Fears​

Stroke technique

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Developing a toolbox​

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After I had finished putting together my training plan, I then mapped out the various aspects of the swims that I needed to start working on in my weekly/monthly training. Training for marathon swims can be very multi-dimensional, there's a lot things a swimmer can work on to get themselves as ready as possible. I've grouped them here into 4 categories:

  • Your body​: it's going to do amazing things, make sure it's strong and moves properly, is fuelled right, and doesn't get injured

  • The long haul: big goals mean building up distance, learning to pace and switch gears when needed, and developing endurance

  • Mother nature's wrath: train for the worst she can throw at you - wind, waves, cold, hot, potty time, creepy critters, and more

  • The wavering mind: check your mindset, fears and motivations, create a catastrophe list and assess weaknesses, develop a toolbox

 

Sounds like a lot, right? Depends on the nature of the swims you've signed up for, where you are already in terms of skills development, and how much time you have to devote to training in the months leading up to your swims.

Go back to Marathon Swimming main page.

The long haul

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  • Learn your swim

  • Building distance

  • Developing endurance, switching gears

  • Swimming on a tether

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  • Your Bod

  • Stroke technique

  • Dryland cross-training

  • Prehab and rehab

  • Diet and nutrition

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  • Your Bod

  • Stroke technique

  • Dryland cross-training

  • Prehab and rehab

  • Diet and nutrition

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  • Your Bod

  • Stroke technique

  • Dryland cross-training

  • Prehab and rehab

  • Diet and nutrition