Triathlon Swimming with TOWER 26- Be Race Ready Po

Triathlon Swimming with TOWER 26- Be Race Ready Po

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Triathlon Swimming with TOWER 26 was created by Triathlon's go-to swim expert coach, Gerry Rodrigues, and USAT Certified Coach/Professional Triathlete, Jim Lubinski. These podcasts will help triathletes get the most return out of their swim preparation by covering all the essential topics and ingredients that are necessary to make triathletes better and safer swimmers. Through Gerry's countless years of coaching thousands of triathletes and Jim's racing/training/coaching experience, the two will take on all topics relevant to triathlon swimming.

Episodes

Episode #20: How to Structure Your Off Season  

Gerry and Jim have a chat about where your focus should be in your off season training and give a good idea as to how is should look.

 After the chat, the Workout of the Episode is given, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed.

To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email the show at gerry@tower26.com. To listen to the show, subscribe to the TOWER 26 newsletter, read the Tower 26 blog, or to see what Tower 26 is up to, go to www.TOWER26.com.

Follow Jim Lubinski on TWITTER @jimlubinski, www.jimlubinski.com

Thanks to Tom Hiel for the Intro/Outro music.

All information and content heard/disseminated on the "Tower 26-Be Race Ready Podcast" is property of TOWER 26 and shall not be copied, retransmitted, or rebroadcast without TOWER 26 consent.

Coaches Contact Twitter:

Todd Larlee: @ToddLarlee      Matt Dixon: @Purplepatch

Jim Vance: @JimVance          Michael Collins: @Novamasters

Episode #19: Professional Triathlete Jesse Thomas Sits in to Discuss His Improvement in the Swim  

Jim and Gerry welcome Pro Triathlete Jesse Thomas to the show.  Jesse discusses his rise within the sport of triathlon and the aspects of his swim he improved in order to be able to keep up with the best in the sport. 

After the chat with Jesse, the Workout of the Episode is given, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed.

To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email the show at gerry@tower26.com. To listen to the show, subscribe to the TOWER 26 newsletter, read the Tower 26 blog, or to see what Tower 26 is up to, go to www.TOWER26.com.

Follow Jim Lubinski on TWITTER @jimlubinski, www.jimlubinski.com

Thanks to Tom Hiel for the Intro/Outro music.

All information and content heard/disseminated on the "Tower 26-Be Race Ready Podcast" is property of TOWER 26 and shall not be copied, retransmitted, or rebroadcast without TOWER 26 consent.

Episode #18: A Chat with Pro Triathlete Lionel Sanders and his Fiance Erin  

Gerry and Jim have multiple Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Champion Lionel Sanders and his Fiance Erin on the to discuss Lionel's progression as a swimmer and how he plans to keep improving moving into 2017.  

After the chat with Lionel and Erin, the Workout of the Episode is given, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed.

To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email the show at gerry@tower26.com. To listen to the show, subscribe to the TOWER 26 newsletter, read the Tower 26 blog, or to see what Tower 26 is up to, go to www.TOWER26.com.

Follow Jim Lubinski on TWITTER @jimlubinski, www.jimlubinski.com

Thanks to Tom Hiel for the Intro/Outro music.

All information and content heard/disseminated on the "Tower 26-Be Race Ready Podcast" is property of TOWER 26 and shall not be copied, retransmitted, or rebroadcast without TOWER 26 consent.

 

Episode #17: ironman 70.3 World Champion Holly Lawrence and Professional Triathlete and Coach Sean Jefferson  

On this special episode, Ironman 70.3 World Champion Holly Lawrence and Professional Triathlete and Endurance Sport Coach Sean Jefferson join Gerry and Jim in studio.  They dive into Holly's background and get into the details as to how she rose the ranks to become a World Champ. Sean Jefferson, Holly's run coach, chimes in with the nuggets he used when planning for Holly's success.  

After the chat with Holly and Sean, the Workout of the Episode is given, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed.

To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email the show at gerry@tower26.com. To listen to the show, subscribe to the TOWER 26 newsletter, read the Tower 26 blog, or to see what Tower 26 is up to, go to www.TOWER26.com.

Follow Jim Lubinski on TWITTER @jimlubinski, www.jimlubinski.com

Thanks to Tom Hiel for the Intro/Outro music.

All information and content heard/disseminated on the "Tower 26-Be Race Ready Podcast" is property of TOWER 26 and shall not be copied, retransmitted, or rebroadcast without TOWER 26 consent.

 

Episode #16: The Art of Tapering  

In this episode Gerry and Jim discuss the importance of tapering and how to correctly approach race-week so you are the most prepared you possibly can be to hit the start line ready to ROCK!

After the topic of the episode is covered the Workout of the Episode is given, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed.

To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email the show at gerry@tower26.com. To listen to the show, subscribe to the TOWER 26 newsletter, read the Tower 26 blog, or to see what Tower 26 is up to, go to www.TOWER26.com.

Follow Jim Lubinski on TWITTER @jimlubinski, www.jimlubinski.com

Thanks to Tom Hiel for the Intro/Outro music.

All information and content heard/disseminated on the "Tower 26-Be Race Ready Podcast" is property of TOWER 26 and shall not be copied, retransmitted, or rebroadcast without TOWER 26 consent.

 

Episode #15: Rio Recap with Guest Coach Michael Collins in Studio  

Gerry and Jim welcome Head Coach of NOVA Masters and Triathlon Coach Michael Collins to the Tower 26 Studio.  The three chat about their take aways from the swimmers in Rio, and Michael gives his take on how he deals with different types of swimmers.

After the topic of the episode is covered the Workout of the Episode is given, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed.

To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email the show at gerry@tower26.com. To listen to the show, subscribe to the TOWER 26 newsletter, read the Tower 26 blog, or to see what Tower 26 is up to, go to www.TOWER26.com.

Follow Jim Lubinski on TWITTER @jimlubinski, www.jimlubinski.com

Thanks to Tom Hiel for the Intro/Outro music.

All information and content heard/disseminated on the "Tower 26-Be Race Ready Podcast" is property of TOWER 26 and shall not be copied, retransmitted, or rebroadcast without TOWER 26 consent.

 

Episode #14: How to WATCH and LEARN from the swimming in Rio  

On this episode Jim and Gerry talk about the swimming events at the Olympics and what  you, the listener, should be looking for when watching the coverage.

Here is the link of the 4 x 100 Gerry spoke about on this episode

After the topic of the episode is covered the Workout of the Episode is given, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed.

To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email the show at gerry@tower26.com. To listen to the show, subscribe to the TOWER 26 newsletter, read the Tower 26 blog, or to see what Tower 26 is up to, go to www.TOWER26.com.

Follow Jim Lubinski on TWITTER @jimlubinski, www.jimlubinski.com

Thanks to Tom Hiel for the Intro/Outro music.

All information and content heard/disseminated on the "Tower 26-Be Race Ready Podcast" is property of TOWER 26 and shall not be copied, retransmitted, or rebroadcast without TOWER 26 consent.

Episode #13: OPEN WATER ESSENTIALS- PART 3- PREPARE for YOUR best RACE DAY!  

Gerry and Jim continue the open water skills discussion diving further into the topics of sighting, dolphin diving, race pacing, warming up, and some elite racing skills.

Open Water Swimming Trailer

After the topic of the episode is covered the Workout of the Episode is given, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed.

To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email the show at gerry@tower26.com. To listen to the show, subscribe to the TOWER 26 newsletter, read the Tower 26 blog, or to see what Tower 26 is up to, go to www.TOWER26.com.

Follow Jim Lubinski on TWITTER @jimlubinski, www.jimlubinski.com

Thanks to Tom Hiel for the Intro/Outro music.

All information and content heard/disseminated on the "Tower 26-Be Race Ready Podcast" is property of TOWER 26 and shall not be copied, retransmitted, or rebroadcast without TOWER 26 consent.

Episode #12: Open Water Essentials(PART 2)- How to be RACE READY in the OPEN WATER  

Gerry and Jim continue the discussion on the skills needed by the triathlete and how to hone those skills in order to be best prepared for your race day.  Through the practice and detail Gerry describes, you will be ready to have YOUR best day!

After the topic of the episode is covered the Workout of the Episode is given, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed.

To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email the show at gerry@tower26.com. To listen to the show, subscribe to the TOWER 26 newsletter, read the Tower 26 blog, or to see what Tower 26 is up to, go to www.TOWER26.com.

Follow Jim Lubinski on TWITTER @jimlubinski, www.jimlubinski.com

Thanks to Tom Hiel for the Intro/Outro music.

All information and content heard/disseminated on the "Tower 26-Be Race Ready Podcast" is property of TOWER 26 and shall not be copied, retransmitted, or rebroadcast without TOWER 26 consent.

 

 

Episode #11: Open Water Essentials  

Gerry and Jim address the skills needed to successfully swim and race in the open water environment.  Working these skills into training in the pool is vital to race day success.  Gerry covers how to incorporate it all so that you can be RACE READY!

After the topic of the episode is covered the Workout of the Episode is given, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed.

To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email the show at gerry@tower26.com. To listen to the show, subscribe to the TOWER 26 newsletter, read the Tower 26 blog, or to see what Tower 26 is up to, go to www.TOWER26.com.

Follow Jim Lubinski on TWITTER @jimlubinski, www.jimlubinski.com

Thanks to Tom Hiel for the Intro/Outro music.

All information and content heard/disseminated on the "Tower 26-Be Race Ready Podcast" is property of TOWER 26 and shall not be copied, retransmitted, or rebroadcast without TOWER 26 consent.

 

Episode #10: Breathing....It's MORE than just hot air  

Gerry and Jim discuss the proper way a TRIATHLETE should breathe when swimming.  With so many articles and points of view on the matter, Gerry and his extensive years of experience coaching the triathlete has the answer for you!  

After the topic of the episode is covered the Workout of the Episode is given, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed.

To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email the show at gerry@tower26.com. To listen to the show, subscribe to the TOWER 26 newsletter, read the Tower 26 blog, or to see what Tower 26 is up to, go to www.TOWER26.com.

Follow Jim Lubinski on TWITTER @jimlubinski, www.jimlubinski.com

Thanks to Tom Hiel for the Intro/Outro music.

 

Episode #9: What's with the KICK?  

Episode #9 addresses kicking and whether or not it is a pro or a con for the triathlete.  Gerry and Jim cover who should be kicking, how kicking should be practiced and performed, and why certain coaches may have different philosophies on the kick.

After the topic of the episode is covered the Workout of the Episode is given, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed.

To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email the show at gerry@tower26.com.  To listen to the show, subscribe to the TOWER 26 newsletter, read the Tower 26 blog, or to see what Tower 26 is up to, go to www.TOWER26.com.

Follow Jim Lubinski on TWITTER @jimlubinski

Thanks to Tom Hiel for the Intro/Outro music.

#WOE(Workout of the Episode)- Adjust times/distances depending on ability level

Warm up
900 of (100 free/25 non free/25 kick) x 6


Warm up
12 X 75 (25 fly kick on your back/25 fly swim/25 free) @ 1:10


Main set
2 X 800 @ 2:00 rest (pace line: each person leads a 100. When leading you're going fast and sighting 2x/length. Draftees sit immediately on the feet, sighting 1x/length. Leader stops at end of 100 on right side of lane; 2nd person becomes new leader; former leader hops to the back becoming the 2nd draftee, rotate through all in pace line).

4 X 400 @ :60 rest
Odd 400s ez pull with buoy and snorkel and paddles if desired.
Even 400s same as 800 pace line but switch by 50. Gotta go FAST when leading.

12 X 100 @ 1:30 paceline. New leader each 100. Leader goes fast sighting 2x/25. Draftees tries being as comfortable as possible sighting 1x/25. Every 4th 100 is ez recovery.

Cool Down

 

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Episode #8: TECHNIQUE- What you NEED to know(Part 5) Equipment Essentials  

On Episode #8 Gerry and Jim address the equipment recommended that benefits the triathlete swimmer the most. With all of the different options out there, this episode nails down exactly what you need to help your swim and get the most out of your workouts. To find and purchase the equipment recommended go to www.TOWER26.com/programs

After Gerry and Jim discuss the equipment, the Workout of the Episode(#WOE) is given, athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed.

To ask questions to be answered On-Air Tweet the show @Tower_26 or email gerry@tower26.com. For more information on TOWER 26 go to www.tower26.com.

 

Thanks to Tom Hiel for the Intro/Outro music 

Episode #7: TECHNIQUE- What you NEED to know(Part 4) OVERSUBSCRIBED SWIM TEACHINGS- Early Vertical Forearm and Distance Per Stroke  

On this episode Gerry and Jim continue the swim technique discussion by addressing common buzzwords heard often in swim education such as Early Vertical Forearm and distance per stroke.  Through Gerry's years of coaching swimmers of all ability levels he has developed different view points on the often talked about subjects.  Listen in to learn so you can be the best swimmer YOU can be.

After the main topic, the Workout of the Episode(#WOE) is given, athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed.

To listen to the show, subscribe to the TOWER 26 news letter, read the TOWER 26 blog, and see what swimmers are saying about TOWER 26 go to www.tower26.com.  To ask a question to be answered ON-AIR Tweet us @TOWER_26 or email us at gerry@tower26.com.

 

Thanks to Tom Hiel for the Intro/Outro music

Episode #6: TECHNIQUE-What You NEED to Know(Part 3) Propulsion  

After recapping the first 2 phases of technique, Gerry and Jim address the third phase of the technique discussion by detailing propulsion and how it plays a role in your swim stroke.

After taking on propulsion, the Workout of the Episode is given, athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed.

If you have questions to be answered On-Air, ask them at gerry@tower26.com or on Twitter @Tower_26. Go to www.TOWER26.com for blog articles, to listen to the show, to join the Tower 26 mailing list, and to see what Tower 26 swimmers are using for equipment.

Thanks to composer Tom Hiel for the intro/outro music

Episode #5: TECHNIQUE- What You NEED to Know(Part 2) Alignment  

Gerry and Jim start off the show by recapping the previous episode's material before moving on to the topic of this episode, alignment.  Gerry has crafted a training protocol intended to solve the alignment issues many triathletes face which, in turn, effect their swim.  

After the topic of the day, the Workout of the Episode is given, several athlete questions are answered, and the topic of the next show is revealed.

For questions and comments Tweet us @Tower_26. To join the Tower 26 mailing list, see the equipment Tower 26 swimmers use, and to listen to the podcast go to www.tower26.com

Thanks to Tom Hiel for the intro/outro music.  Get more information on Tom here.

Episode #4: TECHNIQUE-What you NEED to know(Part 1) Tautness  

Gerry and Jim start the discussion on swim technique and what aspects of the swim stroke are most vital when dealing with a triathlete as a swimmer.

Through Gerry's years of coaching age group triathletes, as well as professional triathletes, he has come up with the most important elements a triathlete must focus on in order to get the most out of their triathlon swim.  

This episode focuses on the first aspect, with the other two coming in the following episodes.

Following the discussion on technique the Workout of the Episode is given and several athlete questions are answered received via Twitter @Tower_26 or gerry@TOWER26.com.

For more information on TOWER 26, to join the Tower 26 mailing list, and to listen to the show go to www.TOWER26.com. Go to @Tower_26 or gerry@Tower26.com to ask a question to be answered On-Air

Thanks to Tom Hiel for the intro music heard on episode

Episode #3: The 4 essential ingredients to become a better triathlon swimmer  

In this episode Jim and Gerry revisit the topics covered last episode including framing swim workouts, foundational swims, and how to construct a quality swim session.

Moving onto this weeks topic, Gerry discusses the 4 essential ingredients necessary to become a better triathlon swimmer.

Following the topic of the day, athlete questions received via @Tower_26 on Twitter are answered. 

Follow The TOWER 26-Be Race Ready Podcast on Twitter @TOWER_26 for further tips on topics discussed on the show, to ask questions which will be answered ON-AIR, and to be part of the TOWER 26 swim community.  

To receive updates on future podcasts, join the TOWER 26 mailing list, and listen to present and past episodes visit www.TOWER26.com

Episode #2: Workout Architecture: Designing Workouts for Massive Improvements  

Coach Gerry and Jim start off recapping the previous episode speaking about the 5 stages to planning a successful season of triathlon swim training.

Following that, the two move on to the main topics for this episode: Framing a cycle of swim workouts, foundational swims(high value vs. low value), and how to construct a quality swim session.  Also included is an example of a great sample workout for this time of the season.

To ask questions to be answered On-Air follow @Tower_26 on Twitter and be a part of the TOWER 26 mailing list by signing up at www.tower26.com.

Episode #1: Introduction to Triathlon Swimming with Tower 26 and the 5 Stages vital  to building a successful swim season-long plan  

Triathlon Swim Coach, Open Water Swim Expert, and Founder of TOWER 26 Swim Program Gerry Rodrigues together with Professional Triathlete, USAT Certified Coach, and NASM Certified Strength Coach Jim Lubinski introduce the show and the reasoning behind this new endeavor.  

After a show introduction and personal introductions, the two go on to discuss the 5 stages vital to building a successful triathlon swim season.

Follow Triathlon Swimming with Tower 26 on Twitter @Tower_26 for further tips on topics discussed on the show, to ask questions which will be answered On-Air, and to be part of the Tower 26 triathlon swim community.  By empowering yourself educationally, and executing the prescribed ingredients, your swim will become safer with less anxiety, and you should see a significant performance improvement. 

To receive updates on future podcasts join the Tower 26 mailing list at: www.Tower26.com There you'll have access to blog posts on various triathlon swim topics.

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