Swimming training also can be done by zones. You can start to train by zones. Training with zones can say you which kind of training you are doing. Is it recovery, totally aerobic, aerobic with mix of anaerobic, totally anaerobic or speed? If you know which kind of training you want to do, you can focus on your goal better. Before starting a session you should have your goal of the day. Do you want to build speed? anaerobic system? do you want to build your aerobic system?. If you don’t have a coach, zones can help you a lot!
How to find zones?
We have different kind of tests. This test is one of them for Olympic distance triathletes.
3x300m swim maximal effort and rest 15 seconds.
Average pace of total 900m is our result.
Lets imagine your average is 1.20
1.30 and higher: zone 1 and recovery
1.25-1.30 pace zone 2
1.25-1.20 pace zone 3
1.20-1.15 pace zone 4
Zone 5 is short distances
You see? Its so easy!
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