Dryland works for swim. But doesn't work the other way, I have to say.

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Dryland works for swim. But doesn't work the other way, I have to say.

Postby SharkFM » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:05 am

I am finding that the work I am doing outside of the pool is going directly to improve my swim. I've been working nearly everyday on strength and noticing the changes. e.g. I just did a 100M sprint 10 mins ago and am just killing it. I'm going to do a timed run with GPS to compare to last year.

Anyway, if I just swam only, there is no way I'd see this sort of performance boost. Even with the knowledge of "how-to" swim, I can't seem to make significant changes in the water. But I've applied that knowledge to my dryland work - which then has been thoroughly realized in the water.

My point being - by swimming alone, I don't care how much distance, would not have had this substantive and measurable effect. And I am currently not swimming that much. It's been 1-1.5K per day if that. But I do swim 2x per day with a solid, uninterrupted focus on stuff.

These are my results/observations from this summer.

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