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Author Scott Larsen, Tri Edge CoachAt the start of every seasons our dreams are taking shape, goals are being set, races are being entered already (in some cases) and the desire to achieve our best occupies our thoughts. How do I improve? What can I do to change bad habits? What distance suits me best? How can I fit all my training around my family and work commitments? For Triathletes, each New Season can be an exciting time, and these ambitions can be aided by the support of a good coach. In Singapore, you wont have access to coaches that...

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_ Urban Cyclist – Bunch Riding  - Author Scott Larsen, Tri Edge CoachLiving in urban areas with its seemingly endless gridlock of cars being often driven without any consideration of others, especially those on bikes, I am always very conscious of the safety factor when riding alone or with a groupThere are two parts to the safe riding equation. The first is to learn to ride from the very start in a safe manner while out training with others on long rides where there may be anywhere from two to fifty plus riders. The second is learning the more technical...

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_To kick or Not to kick – that is the question  - Author Scott Larsen, Tri Edge CoachIf you have watched any Olympics you will see how quick the human body can actually move through the water.  Without fail the great swimmers of all time have a kick to die for.  In fact when Mark Spits the great American swimmer who won 9 gold medals at the Munich Olympics in Germany felt like he was in world record shape he used a kick set as a test.  He believed if he could kick 100m in less than 1 minute he...

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_Drafting Distance in Swimming. 
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 35(7):1176-1181, July 2003.
CHATARD, JEAN-CLAUDE 1; WILSON, BARRY 2 Abstract: 
CHATARD, J.-C., and B. WILSON. Drafting Distance in Swimming. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 35, No. 7, pp. 1176-1181, 2003. Purpose: This study investigates the effect of the distance separating the lead and draft swimmers on the metabolic and hydrodynamic responses of the draft swimmer. Methods: A nondrafting swim of 4 min at 95% of the best 1500-m pace for 11 swimmers was compared with swimming in a drafting position at four different distances directly behind another swimmer (0, 50,...

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