Key Triathlon Swim Session
In summer I spent 95%, if not 100%, of my time, swimming open water training at the Gold Coast in my backyard lake.
But in winter when I go to the heated pool, this fartlek triathlon swim session is one of my best sets to mix-up pace, build endurance without leaving me completely wasted for the rest of the day.
Main set: 2-3 × 900m Fartlek Blocks
Done with no stops as:
100 @ Controlled Fast Pace – Race Start
200 @ Tempo Pace
300 @ Goal Olympic Distance Race Pace
200 back at tempo pace
100 @ Best Finishing Pace – Fast!
+ 100 easy with some backstroke
Reset and REPEAT!
With a warm up and warm down, plus some drills, I’d swim 4-5 km total for the session.