Posts Tagged ‘clear intention’

“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.”

How I learned (maybe) I’m not a Marathoner
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 30th, 2010

I swam two marathons in 2002 and 2006. I swam two more in March and April of 2010. I now question whether I have the stuff – mentally, not physically, to swim more marathons in the future.

Struggle–the right kind– Can Be Good.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 29th, 2010

Better skills happen not by trying harder indiscriminately, but by trying harder in thoughtful, purposeful, targeted ways.

How to ‘Work Your Abs’ While Swimming
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 27th, 2010

Thinking about Active Streamlining, rather than “Pulling in your Navel’ will produce a more ‘functional’ engagement of core muscles. It will also do more to “grow new circuits in your brain.”

Swimming Lessons from Soccer
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 14th, 2010

A leading soccer program in the Netherlands is a model for athlete development for any sport, any where. Including youth and Masters swim programs.

Butterfly for Mind-Body Health
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 8th, 2010

Learning to swim butterfly as an adult can be an exercise in Problem-Solving, Challenging Assumptions and Deep Practice, rather than Working Harder. This benefits both brain and body.

Take Away What Doesn’t Flow
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 6th, 2010

Start with a vision of flow, grace and harmony. Use the right tools, in the right order, to take away whatever doesn’t match that vision.

Learning new skills: Repeat, repeat, repeat.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 3rd, 2010

Adults learn new skills more slowly than kids. But they learn them better over time.

USE practice time. Don’t use it UP!
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 25th, 2010

The best way to improve your swimming is to shift from following arbitrary “formulas” for training, to planning sets that produce insight and steadily expand your “critical framework” for planning practices.