Get To The First Buoy Faster

  • By Sara McLarty
  • Published Oct 24, 2012
  • Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 1:10 PM UTC
Photo: Janos Schmidt/

Recover quickly from a sprint

Sprinting to the first buoy can have painful consequences like lactic acid buildup, lungs straining for oxygen and numb legs. Maintaining mental composure is the key to transitioning to a more sustainable pace. Tuck behind another swimmer and catch a draft. Use this time to keep positive thoughts flowing while you focus on your breathing and get it under control. Let your body react naturally to a lower intensity of breathing and adjust your stroke tempo accordingly.

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