Ian Murray and Triathlon Training Series Quoted in Lava Magazine’s Article about Open Water Swimming for Triathletes
So happy that Triathlon Training Series‘ own Ian Murray was able to add value to Lava Magazine‘s most recent article about open water swimming for Triathletes. As most of us triathletes know, open water swimming can be one of the most daunting components of triathlon. This is especially true for beginner triathletes and those prepping for their first triathlon.
True to form, Ryan Schneider delivered a top-shelf article. After setting the stage, he began with a very powerful summation from Ian Murray, Andy Potts, Gerry Rodrigues, Julie Dibens and Tom “La” Bomba. They were all in agreement: No matter how strong or skilled one is, it all comes down to how one *thinks* about open water swimming. That’s right, folks. Like with your ex, it’s a mind game. Get ready to kick the oceans butt with a full-on triathlon open water swimming mind smack down!
Anybody that is an open water swimming in the Los Angeles area are very familiar with Ian Murray, head coach of Triathlon Training Series and head coach of LA Triathlon Club, and Tim Bomba. Tim “La” Bomba is the person with whom every 1st time triathlete should speak. His well-known Ocean 101 clinics are a staple in the LA triathlon and open water swimming scene. These two guys represent the evolution of your open water swimming. If your a novice, you’ll begin with a guy/group like Tim “La” Bomba and then once you’ve got confidence and races under your belt, you’ll pay a visit to Ian Murray and Triathlon Training Series. This is where you’ll learn the finer points on efficiency, race strategy and making that open water swim that much tighter.
All that aside, it still comes down to how one *thinks* about open water. It’s a lot like life. Like your boy Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you are or you aren’t…you’re right.” If you think the open water swim is doable, achievable, fun and full of adventure then that will catapult your swim training. If you think Jaws is driving a submarine under your bacon fat coated feet waiting to gorge himself, then your competition has a leg up on you.
The long and short of it, triathletes, is that you need to get your mind like an elite athlete or a successful business person. Believe you can own the open water swim and that you’ll be fine. Keep on doing that and you’re 1/2 way there. The other 1/2 can be gained by purchasing our insanely popular triathlon DVD for triathletes.