Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Practing "Sighting" For Your Next Tri Event
"Sighting" is one of those items we forget in preparing for a triathlon event.
If you're a tri "newbie", you're probably not aware that you'll need to use "sighting" techniques during your swim to keep yourself swimming in a straight line. Read Gale Bernhardt's tips from www.active.com about how you can effectively prepare for appropriate sighting at your next event.
Try this exercise to understand how important this is -- sometime during a future swim workout where it's not crowded, swim across the pool with your eyes closed. Where did you end up? Probably not where you thought you would. Here's the key - if you're not effectively swimming to a point you have "sighted", then you're wasting time and energy.
Remember, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Given this variable, it's important to continually sight points throughout your swim to keep you on course.
Hopefully, the use of proper sighting techniques will help lower your swim time at your next event.