This week’s training involved a lovely FTP (functional threshold power) test on the bike. This is an all out 20min effort to get the highest average power possible.
A lot of the time I can’t get through a pool swim without needing at least one toilet break, which is a little bit weird and irritating.
How do you celebrate success? In a keynote speech at a conference world champion Chrissie Wellington listed regrets as not celebrating her successes enough, even when she won the World Championship
Most people know they should do a warm up before starting an exercise session and usually just start off doing some slow easy mindless swimming before doing some hard work. However, if you start to understand all the reasons why a warm up is helpful then it will mean you can make the session more useful for you and set you up for a better swim practice.