Swim Session

Saturday Swim Session: Marc Evans’ Recreational Ironman Athlete Workout #4

A large number of shorter reps interspaced with short Rest Intervals (RI) and then combined with longer sustained efforts are effective for building stamina and endurance. This is a great session for triathletes and open water swimmers to do to build their stamina and endurance.

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Tri Swim Coach

Saturday Swim Session: Marc Evans’ Recreational Ironman Athlete Workout #5

During an open-water swim whether it’s in an Ironman, triathlon or just a swim (without the bike and run following), you are likely to need to utilise different paces (particularly near the start and end of the swim leg). This session has a range of different distance reps, with different Rest Intervals (RI) to develop different speed/stamina related fitness goals. This is a great session for triathletes and open water swimmers to do to build their sustained speed.

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Swim Session

Saturday Swim Session: Marc Evans’ Recreational Ironman Athlete Workout #8

Spending time focusing on your technique and enhancing specific aspects of your stroke will allow you to swim faster for the same energy expenditure, or swim at your normal pace for less energy expenditure. This will allow you to finish the swim fresher for the remaining legs of the triathlon. This is a great session for triathletes and open water swimmers to do to build their sustained speed.

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Swim Session

Saturday Swim Session: Marc Evans’ Recreational Ironman Athlete Workout #10

Spending time focusing on your technique and enhancing specific aspects of your stroke will allow you to swim faster for the same energy expenditure, or swim at your normal pace for less energy expenditure. This will allow you to finish the swim fresher for the remaining legs of the triathlon. This is a great session for triathletes and open water swimmers to do to build their sustained speed.

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Periodisation

Marc Evan’s Periodisation Edge

Marc Evans is possibly the first person who referred to themselves as a triathlon coach, as opposed to a swim or run coach that helped triathletes. Marc Evans wrote a number of books about training for endurance events back in the 1980’s and 90’s and was in fact one of the first resources I purchased for my coaching business when I first started it back then. Endurance Athlete’s Edge is still a great resource. He takes a traditional approach to periodisation with five phases.

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