Swimming Workouts to Build Running Endurance

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Swimming is a tremendously effective form of cross-training for runners. And yet, if you ask a room full of them how many swim as part of their training, you’re not likely to see a large show of hands.

Why is that? Well, the runners I know seem to have two major concerns when it comes to swimming for fitness. They tend to either think it’s boring, or they find it too hard. As a certified U.S. Masters Swim (USMS) Adult-Learn-to-Swim instructor, I believe they’re just doing the wrong workouts.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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