The average IRONMAN swim time is about 1h19min. For many experienced triathletes, breaking one hour in a full-distance swim – the equivalent of 38 hundreds in 1:30 to 1:34 — is an ambitious target.  For those up for the challenge, coach Paul Duncan lays the foundation for achieving this goal.

First, are you swimming enough? Three days per week are required, but four days are better. Check out his explanation of critical swim volume.

Are you training for pool performance, or open water? He reveals why turnover and stroke follow-through are so critical in a crowded triathlon swim.

Finally, are you regularly testing yourself with IRONMAN-specific workouts that gauge your swim fitness?  His no-nonsense test set will project your race readiness.

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