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  • Questions on a swim workout, preparing to kick butt

      Q: Hi Gale, I recently bought your book “Swim Workouts for Triathletes.”  I’m afraid as someone without a swimming background I am stuck on the first drill terminology: in the 30-minute #1 workout (beginner) it reads halfway through the workout: 4 X 50 2-2-2   :10 RI. (For the advanced it has 6 X 50 2-2-2.) The part I don’t get is the “2-2-2.” I have scoured the book and can’t find an explanation. Why are there three “2”s for four intervals?? What does it mean? Please help. I am an age grouper who recently did the Malibu Olympic distance...

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