Posts Tagged ‘Outside the Box’

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.

5 Lakes in 5 Days: Swimming To Austin
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 2nd, 2010

The World’s Only Swimming Stage Race. And it’s in the Texas Hill Country. Near Austin.

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.

Going like Sixty: Staying Present makes it better.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 25th, 2010

In an OW race, the moment I wished for the finish to arrive sooner, my stroke and psyche felt much worse. When I focused on THIS stroke and moment, all was bliss.

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?

Marathon Swimming as Meditation
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 17th, 2010

Set a goal of turning a long swim into a ‘moving meditation.” Make it happen by practicing with half-closed eyes.

“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.

How to Improve through Balanced Perspective
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 20th, 2010

There are four key metrics in swimming – Efficiency, Effort, Tempo and Time. Most people use only one. That limits improvement and increases potential for frustration. Expand your perspective and you have more opportunity to improve.