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Have you tried looking at www.swimplan.com ? Someone suggested it as it offers free swimming workouts. I've already got 2 printed out and they really seem to change things up.
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Open water swimming is a bit different than in a pool. Are you doing it in a lake, river or the ocean? It will make a bit of a difference.
I would try to work up to doing about 2500yds (about 2300m) for each swim because you are going to have to work against waves, currents, tides, etc. Here are a couple good videos to watch.
This one is on breathing, it is a little different in open water because of the chop.
This one is about sighting. It will help you be able to see where you are going while in open water.
Hope that helps!
Edited by: AMANDAB386 at: 5/5/2011 (19:41)
If you're already swimming 1 mile a day, then continuing what you're doing, reducing the stroke counts per lap. Thanks, Jason.
I am a novice swimmer; I started swimming to lose weight (220 lbs over the last 8 years, 65 lbs in the last 4 months) but am now interested in challenging myself. I am getting myself ready for my first open-water swim of 1 mile.
Can anyone give me advice on workouts I can do in the pool to prepare for a 1 mile swim? I have been just swimming about a mile a day, 4-5 days a week. I am looking for more specific types of workouts, other than just getting in the pool and swimming at my normal, comfortable pace.
Thanks in advance for any advice!