If you thought training for open water distances meant swimming kilometre after kilometre, then you are wrong.
An extremely important aspect, not to be underrated, is speed endurance training.
That is because there are moments in a race, regardless of whether the race is over 3 km, 5 km or even further, when you need to handle sudden changes in pace.
Not to mention the end of the race, when the person with the fastest sprint and best “legs” will easily beat the other competitors.
So, even though you might think this is a workout for sprinters, bear in mind that it is mainly designed for long-distance athletes.
We have decided to include some legwork so that swimmers do not overlook this aspect, even though you only use your legs at the beginning and end of a long-distance race.
2. MAIN SET:
The ratio between the hard part and recovery part is 1:2; this will allow the athlete to do the fast parts at the right intensity and recover properly during the slower part.
The high-speed work is aimed at simulating the three parts of a race:
Total: 3.000 m.
Enjoy your training!