swimming

Random Thoughts from the Swim

If you didn’t start swimming until you were an adult, you may already know that swimming is an incredibly mysterious thing. There are so many questions in a 35 minute “form-focused” workout…   Why does my swim cap sometimes fill up with air and start floating off my head? How come I can do a bunch of turns and then just […]

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Perfectly Imperfect

I had a hint of how things were going to go, the night before, when I was copying my morning swim workout on to paper: 50 breaststroke no rest. Text to coach: Hey, coach. I don’t know how to swim breaststroke… The day didn’t start for me until well after 6:00 thanks to a crazy night of […]

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plan B: mental conditioning

I read an article last week about mental conditioning and competitive athletes. The inspiration in this piece was a 2008 Olympic swimmer who missed the wall on her turn during a medal race.  This cost her important time, but she recovered and made the podium.  The author described how she was not just physically, but mentally […]

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New Year’s Wisdom

A Polar Bear Swim to kick off 2014! This sounded like the perfect way to start a year that was filled with bold goals and all sorts of crazy wishes. Jeff & I couldn’t make the Christmas Day swim, so making our own event just a week later seemed like a decent balance of daring […]

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