What does it take to be #1 in the grueling sport of 140.6-mile triathlon? Pete shares his Endless Pools training tips.
When the professional triathlete found himself struggling with his swim in 2014, he knew he had to do something different. Read how Luke used his new Endless Pool to “get back on track” and qualify for the World Championship in Kona.
Whether a professional or a novice triathlete, finding training time can be an uphill battle and the ability to maximize time is of utmost importance. Two of the premier triathletes in the world installed an Endless Pool® at their home.
Professional triathlete and guest blogger Andrew Starykowicz discusses why he chose an Endless Pool for his at-home training.
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Most triathletes enter the field from one of the sports’ three disciplines. Raul Tejada transitioned from motocross. Raul Tejada tells why he opted for a Fastlane when he went pro.
My typical practice begins with five minutes in the Skating position, refining my kick and body position. A mirror allows me to monitor my body alignment and to control my feet and body line. Next I turn up the current a bit and swim for ten minutes with Fistgloves, working through a series of focal points: hand entry, hip rotation, controlled kick, reaching, catching effectively.
You can't predict what it's going to be like to swim in an Endless Pool. Well, you can predict the feeling, more or less, but not the entire range of sensations. The first thing I noticed about the pool that I swam in, for example, was a mirror on the bottom. For the first time, I could actually see my own stroke at work. Forget the underwater camera. This not only replaces the camera, it's real time, so I can make changes to my stroke and immediately experience the results.
I retired from triathlons in 1994 to pursue other sporting ventures. After coming back to the fold I find many technology changes, and best of all are the new inventive toys. The biggest of these is the Endless Pool. I have been swimming for over 40 years now, and have had some of the best coaches in the world coach me. But many of the things that had been told to me hadn't resonated until I watched myself swim in the mirror at the bottom of the Endless Pool.
Triathlon's biggest event -- the IRONMAN® World Championship presented by GoPro -- is set for this weekend, and world-class athletes are already in Kailua-Kona training for the big day. Endless Pools® has been offering test-swims in our two pools (with underwater treadmills) just steps from the race's swim start, Kailua ...