Posts Tagged ‘Tempo Trainer’

Replace Open Water Anxiety with a ‘Cocoon of Calm’
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 19th, 2011

Four strategies for building a ‘cocoon of calm’ in open water and three ways to calm and center yourself if ‘anxiety happens.’

Swim Faster Artfully, not Physically
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 10th, 2011

An emphasis on smoother, quieter, more *precise* strokes (the opposite of what your instincts urge you to do) is revealed as the best way to improve your mile pace.

Using Metrics that Matter
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 4th, 2011

How did 58-year old Steve Howard improve his pace per 100 yards by 20 percent in two weeks? By focusing on Stroke Count and Tempo, instead of yards swum.

Stroke Length Practice: First Improve. Then Maintain.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 22nd, 2011

Nearly every choice you make about planning practices and sets should be driven primarily by whether your repeats strengthen your ability to stay efficient at a range of distances, tempos or paces.

A Practice Devoted to Creating “Smarter” Hands
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 22nd, 2011

How to spend 30 to 60 minutes focused solely on increasing awareness and sensitivity in your hands.

A Practice to Improve Balance, Streamline . . . and Focus
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 21st, 2011

This practice specifies what to think about. That’s more important than how far you swim.

Can a higher stroke count be better?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 5th, 2010

The day I learned how fast the nervous system can adapt.

How to Practice TI at Masters Workout
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 20th, 2010

You can practice TI principles in a Masters or other group/team workout if you focus on increasing your efficiency, while others focus on increasing effort.

Caution: This Could Become Addictive
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 26th, 2010

How I experienced the “thrill” of nervous system adaptation in the precise moment it occurred during my first-ever practice using a Tempo Trainer to swim at precise Stroke Rates.

How I Measure Improvement: Examples from 3 Practices
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 10th, 2010

A description of 3 practices showing how to measure improvement by tracking 4 key variables or metrics.