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TTS155 - Case Study_ The 40% swimming Ironman training plan with Lars Finanger

Case Study: The 40% swimming Ironman training plan with Lars Finanger | EP#155

Lars Finanger is another case study showing how when you don’t have a lot of available time to train, you need to be very smart and make the most with the time you have. Lars finished Ironman Texas 2017 in a sub-9:30 time, on less than 9 hours of training per week. The most surprising thing about his training is that roughly 40% of it was swimming!

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • A big-picture overview of Lars’ build to Ironman Texas
  • An example of a typical training week for him (which was always less than 9 hours)
  • Factors outside of the actual Ironman training that Lars focused on to achieve a fast time

  • Lars’ top tips for time-crunched age-groupers and their Ironman training
  • Swimrun events in the US: Lars is the race director of Casco Bay Islands, Boston Harbor Islands, and San Juan Islands
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TTS126 - Effective Swimrun Training with Andy Blow

Effective Swimrun Training with Andy Blow | EP#126

Swimrun is an exciting sport and a fantastic experience recommended for any triathlete. But how do you best train for one – whether you want to complete or compete? Andy Blow, former elite triathlete and founder of Precision Hydration joins us to discuss effective Swimrun training.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Fitness prerequisites for signing up for a Swimrun
  • How to train for completing a Swimrun
  • How to train for being competitive in a Swimrun
  • How different is the swim and run training for swimrun compared to swim and run training in triathlon?
  • Swimrun gear advice and recommendations
  • Swimrun Nutrition and Hydration advice and recommendations
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Åland Swimrun with Simon Brierley and Mikael Eriksson | EP#63

Åland Swimrun – tougher than an Ironman. How did we get along, and what can you learn from our experience to better prepare your race strategy, equipment, nutrition plan, and more, for your next (or first) swimrun.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • How tough is an event like Åland swimrun really? And why should you do it in 2018?
  • Swimrun race strategy – what worked and what didn’t?
  • Equipment – what worked and what didn’t?
  • Nutrition – what worked and what didn’t?
  • Did Simon and I become Finnish Swimrun Champions or not?
  • The best fish soup you’ve never had
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How to train for a Swimrun | EP#57

How do you train for a swimrun? In this episode you’ll get an overview of a Swimrun training plan I’m using (and the actual plan including specifics in the shownotes), and learn the main principles behind good swimrun training.

You’ll learn about:

  • The swimrun training plan I use (available for download)
  • How to execute the training in the plan with swimrun in mind
  • Race-specificity for your goal race
  • The technical aspects of swimrun training
  • Why I started using stretch chords in my core routine now that I’m training for a swimrun
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