Posts Tagged ‘Effortless Endurance’

Can You Learn (EZ) Butterfly at Any Age?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 1st, 2010

How to swim Butterfly, without fatigue, at any age.

Five Ways to Save Energy in Breaststroke and Butterfly
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 30th, 2010

Swim breaststroke and butterfly longer without fatigue, and faster in the short term, by emphasizing streamlining over propulsion.

Caution: This Could Become Addictive
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 26th, 2010

How I experienced the “thrill” of nervous system adaptation in the precise moment it occurred during my first-ever practice using a Tempo Trainer to swim at precise Stroke Rates.

USE practice time. Don’t use it UP!
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 25th, 2010

The best way to improve your swimming is to shift from following arbitrary “formulas” for training, to planning sets that produce insight and steadily expand your “critical framework” for planning practices.

What’s Your Swimming Goal
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 22nd, 2010

Three succinct goals for improvement-oriented swimmers.

How to Gain Maximum Benefit from Swimming Easily
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 14th, 2010

Easy swimming isn’t lazy swimming. It brings the greatest benefit when you strive to reach a higher level of efficiency and a greater sense of harmony with the water. In many ways it should be your most demanding form of practice.

Reduce speed a little. Save a lot.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 10th, 2010

Small reductions in speed – in swimming as well as driving – can lead to LARGE savings in energy. In a triathlon that could pay off handsomely in cycling and running.

How important is speed to an English Channel Swim
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 25th, 2010

The faster pace you maintain across the English Channel the better your chances of making it to France – and the less your chances of being caught in one of the Channel’s infamous tidal switches, which have frustrated the dreams of thousands of would-be Channel swimmers. But when you’ll swim for 12 or more hours, what does “speed” mean?

Exact Pace Awareness – without using a pace clock
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 16th, 2010

Consistent pacing is a core competency of successful distance swimming. I improve my awareness of pace by training with Stroke Count and a Tempo Trainer, rather than a pace clock.

An “Effortless Endurance” Practice
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 3rd, 2010

This practice demonstrates how a well-tuned brain performs its function better as you add repetitions and distance – a situation in which the body tends to fatigue.