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7 things to remember when taking up swimming as a runner @SwimForTri

You may have smashed out lengths at swimming galas as a youngster and enjoy a leisurely dip on holiday, but when it comes to the thought of tackling anything more that whole swimming lark seems a lot more intimidating. However, don’t let your reservations hold you back – we got advice from Dan Bullock, coach and co-founder of Swim for Tri , who’s trained thousands of swimmers in his 25+ year career. 1/ Slow it down When you’re cycling and running, moving your legs faster means you move faster. With swimming, that’s not the case. “Feeling a high heart rate and frantic movement with the arms flailing and splashing can feel fast and give the illusion of speed, but actually it’s highly unlikely that’s going to be fast. Maybe it is for 25 minutes, but it’s not going to be sustainable,” Bullock explains. What you need to do is find the middle ground. “It’ll calm down when you ge...

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