Posts Tagged ‘open water swimming’

Guest Post: Pursuing Happiness with Total Immersion
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 26th, 2012

Don’t worry. Be happy. Improve in every practice.

Diana Nyad and the ‘Demons of the Sea’
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 2nd, 2011

Completing a marathon in six months can’t really change your life. But immersive experiences today can.

An Open Water Travelogue from Israel
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 5th, 2011

Tel Aviv joins Sydney on my list of favorite swimming-cities in the world.

How You THINK Determines How You Swim.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 6th, 2011

Mary learned to ‘think on the fly’ at Masters workout. She set a PR in the 100 Free on the very next set — and got invaluable prep for her next triathlon. If that;s not enough, it also ‘creates new brain cells!’

May You Have Days Like This
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 26th, 2011

Last Saturday I raced poorly yet enjoyed–indeed was uplifted by–one of the best days of my life.

Replace Open Water Anxiety with a ‘Cocoon of Calm’
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 19th, 2011

Four strategies for building a ‘cocoon of calm’ in open water and three ways to calm and center yourself if ‘anxiety happens.’

Swim Faster Artfully, not Physically
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 10th, 2011

An emphasis on smoother, quieter, more *precise* strokes (the opposite of what your instincts urge you to do) is revealed as the best way to improve your mile pace.

Using Metrics that Matter
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 4th, 2011

How did 58-year old Steve Howard improve his pace per 100 yards by 20 percent in two weeks? By focusing on Stroke Count and Tempo, instead of yards swum.

by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 9th, 2011

George Leonard wrote, “If our life is a good one . . . most of it will be spent on the plateau.” Therefore we should learn to value, enjoy — even love long stretches of diligent effort with no apparent progress.

Secrets of Swim Speed Part 9: How to Swim Faster
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 2nd, 2011

How Nicholas Sterghos had the most-dramatic 2-year swimming improvement in triathlon history – while his West Point Tri team rose from 14th and 19th (men and women) to 2nd and 5th in College Triathlon Championships.