The Best Training Tool is Free

Soon after I busted one of my athletes one morning relying on his watch while swimming, I went off on my rant about importance of perceived effort. The best, and most affordable (free), training device out there is the pace clock. I told him I wanted to hold 1:15 for my last round of 5x100 that morning. Each 100 ticked away at 1:15 on the dot. I reminded myself to dial into the synchrony of my stroke; kicking with my quads and pulling with my lats. Don't swim harder, swim smarter. There can be such a perfect harmony with swimming, and being able to feel that effort is so valuable. Don't be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone and define your inner animal.

Caitlin Glenn