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    JD Wynand
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    Hey Trainiacs!

    I keep getting into the water and hating the first 200-300m. I’m rested, stretched, warmed up and ready to workout, but I can’t get into a groove. I keep breaking my stride, getting out of breath etc. What tends to happen is, I push on. i.e. Today. Got in the lake. It was glass and really the perfect day. After 300m I found my stroke and had my longest and fastest swim of the season. Great if I am swimming a 1500 (Oly) or 2000+(70.3). The dilemma is I’m getting ready for a sprint. Beyond that I don’t want to keep wasting the first few minutes of a race. I am going to work on my starts this week, and hope to work out the kinks, but any trainiac knowledge would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!
    JD

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    ttadmin
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    Are you able to get in the water for a warm up before your race? If so, get that 300m in before starting the race and use a warm up routine like this one I just posted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcgHKG-MZsM

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