Friday, January 09, 2009

Adding Swimming as Cross Training

In addition to my running races this year, I just registered for my first sprint triathalon! I'm very excited but a little overwhelmed with where to start and how to add swimming to the mix. I have been told it's excellent cross training, which will come in handy for the Marine Corps marathon I plan on running again this year. Anyone out there swim in addition to running? I would love some tips and any advice! Thanks!

6 comments:

Candy said...

i'm actually looking forward to swimming as well!!

my strokes are awful, but this summer I would love to hire someone to help me condition for my fall marathon through swimming!!

foxontherun said...

I was injured training for Boston last year. I did a lot of training in the pool both running in the water and lap swimming. It was excellent cross training. I would recommend it to anyone. I love doing triathlons. Good luck!

Kelly(M&M) said...

Hi Frannie,

I did my first sprint tri last year after I finished my marathon. I thought it was a fantastic way to get a workout and a nice change. I followed Hal Higdon's triathlon training. Let us know how it goes and good luck. It was fun!

linzipoo said...

I just added swimming as well. I'm confident in the water but have signed up for lessons to tweak my technique. Definitely worth the time and effort.

Sher said...

I just signed up for my first tri, too, and started swimming next week. It was tough! I can tell swimming can really help get you into shape, I'm excited to train more in the pool.

alisha said...

Hey thanks so much for this. Keep em posts coming, find them so interesting. Anyways where did you take your swimming lessons ? I'm keen to take it up while I'm still young.