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Motivation, Training

FitSugar: Swimming for Beginners

I am a fan of the Couch to 5k program for helping people get up off their couches and out onto the streets. I also like the Beginner Bike Plan for preparing folks for endurance biking. Now I bring you a plan to get you in the pool, since swimming indoors is a great Winter workout.

Swimming, like running and biking, takes time to build up the endurance and strength needed for lengthy workouts. With running, the first benchmark is a 5k, and with swimming it is a swimmer’s mile, which is 1,650 yards (1,500 meters), not 1,760 yards like a normal mile.   I found this wonderful program created by Ruth Kazez. Her ‘Zero to 1650: A Mile in Six Weeks’ plan is totally doable … [Read more]

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