Archive for the ‘triathlon’ Category

How Triathletes and Total Immersion Revolutionized Freestyle
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 18th, 2011

How Freestyle evolved from a ‘speed’ stroke to one that anyone can use to cover long distances effortlessly.

Should we train more intensively in middle age?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 29th, 2011

I’m pursuing a different kind of Athletic Mastery at age 60, a radical shift after 40 years. Partly to show that age is just a number. And partly because I can grow more neurons by leaving my comfort zone.

Balance – In Water and On Snow
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 17th, 2011

Balance and Relaxation are critical to both Skiing and Swimming in ‘rolling terrain.’ Here are three tips for how to achieve that in open water, with video to illustrate.

How Swimming can affect your Triathlon
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 26th, 2010

The swim alone can’t assure a fast time or high place in a triathlon. But it can take away much of the pleasure, discourage you from doing another, or simply make it much harder to ride or run your best. Be mindful of that when practicing tri-swimming.

Video: To Swim like a Dolphin, first Re-wire your Brain.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 19th, 2010

My stroke is radically more efficient at age 59 than it was at 19 or 39 because I emphasized Active Streamlining over Pulling-and-Kicking. I had to change the way my brain is ‘wired’ before I could change how I move my body.

Video: “Work Less, Swim Better”: How to be ‘Weightless’
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 2nd, 2010

Swimming ‘like a human’ is normal. A relaxed and streamlined stroke is a Learned Skill. A proven way to start the learning process is with Tuneups, a new type of drill that help you move AND think differently.

A Meditation on Swimming Faster
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 26th, 2010

Anything you do with great awareness is meditation — watching your breath; listening to chants . . . and swimming that’s focused on banishing distraction via targeted focus.

Video: Work Less, Swim Better Part 2
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 23rd, 2010

This video presentation illustrates how humans can swim more like aquatic mammals, instead of like terrestrial mammals.

Video: “Work Less, Swim Better” in Triathlon (or anywhere)
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 18th, 2010

What is Perpetual Motion Freestyle and why does it work better than “pool-honed technique” for longer distances, and especially open water? And what does myelin have to do with this?

“Smell the roses.” Even while racing!
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on July 30th, 2010

New to open water racing? Take time during the race to take in the scenery and notice how far you’ve traveled.