The Nautica Malibu Triathlon is one month away, which means its time for me to start swim training. Relative to others, I’m a much faster swimmer than cyclist or runner. Unfortunately, the swim leg of most triathlons is by far the shortest (in terms of time to complete) of the three legs. For strong swimmers, triathlon swim training is the most expensive (pools fees, travel and overall time spent) with the lowest payoff (its much easier to train to go a minute faster through transitions, the ride or run). That’s why I limit my swimming at the Rose Bowl to three days a week for the month leading up to a race.