Many runners who have tried to switch to swimming have experienced the frustrations that this transition comes with. In sports, the rules that apply on land, do not necessarily apply in the water.
But as hard as it may seem at first, if you pull through, you will not regret it. When you swim, you train muscles that are otherwise neglected when running, and this is only good stuff for your body 😉
Here are a few tips to get you started:
1-Be patient: It takes more time to learn swimming, have to master it as an art before tackling it as a sport. As opposed to running, which is more instinctive. so take it slow- don’t expect to over-perform right away. Polish your technique before aiming for speed.
2-Self-track and assess: Count your strokes per lap for example- little by little, you should be able to reduce this number as your technique gets optimized and hence, your efficiency . Instabeat will soon equip you with cutting-edge technology tools that will enable you to do that in the easiest way possible. stay tuned!
3- Forget everything you know about running the second you jump in the pool: Get your head down, not forward. Shift your weight forward (as if you’re leaning on your chest). Swim “taller” – lengthen your body at every stroke.
4- Relax and sharpen the saw: instead of fighting water, learn to do it smoothly and to control your breathing- as these are the basics you need to become a master of your swim.
You will notice improvements little by little and trust me, you will not regret it!by