Posts Tagged ‘Outside the Box’

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.

Why – and How – Should you Swim Easy?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 19th, 2009

Why you should make Ease a central goal of your swimming – and 12 specific ways to swim better through ease.

Sample #1 of “Practices that Grow Brain Cells”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 18th, 2009

Most distance and marathon swimmers believe the most important thing is to “get the yards in.” I believe there’s much unexplored potential in shorter, well-crafted practices that actually create more direct benefit than long grind-it-out sessions.

What do you think about
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 9th, 2009

In open water, think about your stroke first, most and always. And think in specific and targeted ways. Everything else is just details.

The Benefits of “Not-Doing”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 9th, 2009

Turning muscles OFF, rather than on, can bring many benefits. Not just energy savings but more effective technique.

Which is better? Pool practice or Open Water?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 28th, 2009

Learn to make the best use of frequently-changing tasks in pool practice to improve the ability of your brain and nervous system to “change gears on the fly” and the opportunity for long stretches of uninterrupted stroking in Open Water to deepen new skills into unbreakable habits.

Completing Ironman – one stroke, pedal or stride at a time
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 11th, 2009

“Terry’s advice was to be the quiet center of whatever pack you’re in. This created a ‘cocoon of calm purpose’ and led to my most memorable swim of all time.”

100 Opportunities to Improve Mindfulness
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 7th, 2009

If you’ve experienced – or expected – boredom during long pool swims, here’s a way to reframe that experience positively.

Walking – or Swimming — in Circles
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 23rd, 2009

An article in the NY Times described the tendency of people, who lack visual cues, to walk in circles. This is precisely what happens to swimmers in open water. Here’s a brief summary of the Times article: