Posts Tagged ‘triathlon’

A Practice to Find your Best Stroke Count
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 23rd, 2011

Another example of how to design practices based on Problem-Solving and Task-Mastery, rather than how-far, how-hard.

Should we train more intensively in middle age?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 29th, 2011

I’m pursuing a different kind of Athletic Mastery at age 60, a radical shift after 40 years. Partly to show that age is just a number. And partly because I can grow more neurons by leaving my comfort zone.

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.

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?

“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.

Move with grace at the end of the race.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on July 27th, 2010

Whether yoga poses, or your swimming stroke, strive to make them More Beautiful, rather than “right.”

My Triathlon Uplift
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on July 14th, 2010

Why I found more uplift in watching the final, rather than first, finishers in the 70.3 Musselman triathlon.

Three Old Friends – Still Athletes and Achievers
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 15th, 2010

I visit with three athletes who I coached decades ago still pursuing lofty goals today.