Monday, June 17, 2013

Top 5 Triathlon Swimming Problems And What You Can Do About It

Let’s face open water triathlon swim can be a bit uncomfortable. Whether it’s the large crowds of people pushing or elbowing on the beach or in the water for precious space, the physical adrenaline rush of the race start, or simply the fact that swimming is potentially the most “dangerous” part of a triathlon, swimming problems are something every triathlete has to deal with. Heck, I’ve personally been racing triathlons for nearly ten years, and I still get nervous before mass triathlon swim starts - not to mention a little apprehensive about what type of open water conditions I might experience. I’ve spoken with many experienced professional triathletes who still have occasional “panic attacks” during the swim, in which they simply need to stop swimming for a little while, tread water, and catch their breath and their nerves. There are 5 primary problems that tend to be issues during the triathlon swim. So here they are, along with what you can do about each one. TOP 5 from EverymanTri