Posts Tagged ‘swim for endurance’

Use Feedback to Train Effectively
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 11th, 2010

Today’s practice sample shows the value of getting the right kind of feedback from practice sets. Data that lets you know if you’re improving — and how and why.

Slower Strokes produce Faster Times. How so?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 8th, 2010

A slower stroke can produce faster times . . . IF you use the extra time in each stroke to propel more effectively – i.e. travel farther, and perhaps even faster.

Stroke Counting Grows Brain Cells . . . which may be critical to swimming the Channel
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 3rd, 2010

It’s obvious that efficiency is critical to success in open water marathon swimming. So is being able to exert control over what and how you think for hours and hours. Stroke counting in the pool while training for an open water marathon may be the best way to improve both.

Day One of Marathon Season – Training Log Begins
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 2nd, 2010

First day of marathon training -Goal is to establish an efficient Stroke Length, then improve my ability to maintain that Stroke Length at gradually increasing Stroke Rates.

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.

Free Air: How to Breathe Easier
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 16th, 2009

If you feel breathless, or lose form when breathing, it’s hard to swim any distance without tiring. Here is a stepwise series of 5 “stroke thoughts” that will have you breathing easier in crawl.