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Change is often scary for most people; I think it has to do with the unknown. We can either tread lightly, and tip toe into the unknown or, prepare ourselves mentally and face it head on. The unknown is just that…you just don't know what you'll find! I have never been afraid of obstacles b...   read full post »

posted on 9/27/2013

   

Coaching the self-sufficient athlete

According to a study conducted by Tim Elmore, founder of GrowingLeaders.com, when asked, "What elements they appreciated most when learning something new in an academic or nonacademic environment?" students' top four responses were: Story vs. Didactic
Conversation vs. Monologue
Visual vs. ...   read full post »

posted on 9/17/2013

   

Re-emergence into racing!

As a very, very average college swimmer, it was exciting to join the sport of triathlon post collegiate competition in the early 90′s…I was always one of the better athletes in my age group because of the lead I got out of the water. I found it an awesome sport to be a part of mainly be...   read full post »

posted on 9/10/2013

   

So you're heading to college...

One of my favorite times of the year, while coaching college, was welcoming the new freshmen to campus. I had enjoyed getting to know all those young, talented and wide-eyed swimmers as recruits, and now I got the opportunity to coach them daily. As most coaches do, I held a team meeting immediately...   read full post »

posted on 8/26/2013

   

Preparing mentally and physically for a long distance open water swim

Interval training, adding a variety of pull and kick sets and technique work are all valuable in helping you prepare for a long race distance, but getting in and churning out a straight swim, so that your mind and body know their capable of it, is also incredibly valuable. In your daily training, us...   read full post »

posted on 8/2/2013

   

Adding Variety to Your Training - dive into the individual medley!

I am probably like most of you reading this, when I get in the pool it is primarily about fitness and enjoying myself so why should I torture myself with butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke? It is important to seize the opportunity to be mentally and physically tougher; I look at training the ind...   read full post »

posted on 7/25/2013

   

University of Texas Triathlon Club Clinic

This Thursday I spent about two hours with a great group of athletes who aspire to improve in the sport of triathlon This clinic was a two day affair covering nutrition, running, cycling but I only participated for the swimming portion. There were about 20 athletes there from many different disci...   read full post »

posted on 1/11/2013

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