Injured? Give Deep Water Running A Try

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Jan 15, 2013
  • Updated Jan 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM UTC

The Form

Legs: Start with straight legs. Point your toes like a ballet dancer and sweep legs back and forth, using your upper thigh to create the movement. Keep hips under your shoulders.

Put your arms gently by your sides, palms facing backward, elbows slightly bent. Let your thumb graze your thigh as it swings. Don’t cross the mid-line.

Head and eyes:
Look straight ahead with your jaw relaxed. Feel as if a string is supporting your head above your shoulders.

Shoulders and chest:
Press your shoulders back and slightly down. They should be loose and relaxed. Press your chest forward and up for easier breathing.

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Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a senior editor at Triathlete magazine, a six-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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