Russ Barber is the British Triathlon swim coach at Leeds Triathlon Centre, where his sessions are frequented by athletes like Olympic gold medalists Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth. Russ has also coached swimmers on four Olympic swim teams over his long career in swim coaching.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-The training and coaching methods Russ uses at the Leeds Triathlon Centre to develop the swim of some of the best triathletes in the world
-Technical elements of the training to work on weak spots in many triathletes' technical competency
-Why he focuses on VO2max and speed more than threshold training
-Example training sessions and weekly structures
-Recommendations for how amateur athletes can better develop their technique and fitness
-Coach and athlete welfare, mental health, and chronic fatigue
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