Do you know Swimming

December 7, 2006 8:55am CST
Hi I am 6ft and with 10% bodyfat and a very experienced runner preparing for first Triathlon (sprint) in August. I also experience the sinking legs syndrome described by so many folks and I am currently working on drills with the float bouys and arm drills etc to ensure that both elbows (alternately) are high when moving them forward. However, I am still exhausted after maybe 25 m or so. Do you think is is better to focus on technique (even if this means getting exhausted in the near term while trying to get it together) or just focus on distance at the expense of technique. In other words will the distance come much more easily once I have the technique nailed?'
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@jain82 (631)
• India
20 Dec 06
nahi ata yar.. trying to learn +
@Idlewild (6092)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Maybe it depends on how you're doing at learning the technique. You've got till August, so maybe you master the technique and become fast and efficient at using it. I'm a longtime runner too but have never been good at swimming; my form is bad and it leaves me gasping for breath.