Official coach, Simon Ward, offers some assistance with the swim for all those doing the Outlaw this summer:
“Swimming isn’t really that important for Outlaw, as it’s the shortest discipline, you spend far more time on your bike and on the run.” You may think this statement sounds odd, but we hear it fairly often.
Swimming occupies the shortest part of your race day yet triggers the most fear. It’s for this reason I argue strongly that you should not ignore the swim part of your training:
This is why….
How I recommend approaching swim training in the next few months:
On race weekend I have lost count of the number of Outlaw entrants whose main concern is the swim and mostly due to a lack of swimming. With a little bit more pool work in your schedule, you will find that you arrive at Holme Pierrepont feeling much more confident and the weekend will be that much less stressful.
Happy training and see you on race day!