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Opportunities in June 2020

Open Water Swim Camps

  • Our swim camps this month have been cancelled due to international COVID-19 safety responses.

Live Local Lessons and Training

  • Our live indoor training events this month have been cancelled due to regional COVID-19 safety responses.
  • Outdoor training events to be scheduled for July and August

Online Training

  • Follow one of our online training plans – self-guided or coach-guided
  • Submit your files and receive an amazing video analysis service
  • Set up an online video consulting appointment with one of our coaches
Opportunities in July 2020

Open Water Swim Camps

  • Our swim camps this month have been cancelled due to international COVID-19 safety responses.

Live Local Lessons and Training

  • Our live indoor training events this month have been cancelled due to regional COVID-19 safety responses.
  • Outdoor training events to announced!

Online Training

  • Follow one of our online training plans – self-guided or coach-guided
  • Submit your files and receive an amazing video analysis service
  • Set up an online video consulting appointment with one of our coaches
Opportunities in August 2020

Open Water Swim Camps

  • We are working on plans for short, regional swim training opportunities in Oregon lakes. Stay tuned!

Live Local Lessons and Training

  • We await news of our pool facilities being reopened and permission to schedule lessons
  • Outdoor training events to announced!

Online Training

  • Follow one of our online training plans – self-guided or coach-guided
  • Submit your files and receive an amazing video analysis service
  • Set up an online video consulting appointment with one of our coaches
Opportunities in September 2020

Open Water Swim Camps

  • Sept 27 – Oct 3 in Kaş, Turkey– Distance Swim camp for Intermediate and Advanced levels
  • Oct 4-10 in Kaş, Turkey– Intro, Intermediate and Advanced levels

Live Local Lessons and Training

  • We await news of our pool facilities being reopened and permission to schedule lessons
  • Outdoor training events to announced!

Online Training

  • Follow one of our online training plans – self-guided or coach-guided
  • Submit your files and receive an amazing video analysis service
  • Set up an online video consulting appointment with one of our coaches
Opportunities in October 2020

Open Water Swim Camps

 

Live Local Lessons and Training

  • We await news of our pool facilities being reopened and permission to schedule lessons
  • Outdoor training events to announced!

Online Training

  • Follow one of our online training plans – self-guided or coach-guided
  • Submit your files and receive an amazing video analysis service
  • Set up an online video consulting appointment with one of our coaches

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Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue Part 2

Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue Part 2

I demonstrated that I can possibly keep going with good form when working in this beyond-fitness range. But the price I end up paying to operate there is much higher than normal. Indeed, I could still feel some residual fatigue 4 days later on an easy run. Not many people function in that range often (versus ‘once in a while’) without some sort of longer term debt to their body, whether that comes in the form of tissue injury, metabolic/hormonal debt, or mental injury (e.g. a decrease in the desire for that activity).

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My Return To The Water After Exile

My Return To The Water After Exile

I came to the pool with an open mind as to how far I might swim this first day, and determined to be gentle. I wondered if I might do 1800 (a mile) but I firmly decided that my body would tell me, and specifically, the weakest members of the system would tell me when I had had enough if I kept listening carefully and respectfully.

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Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue Part 1

Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue Part 1

…in those final 2 miles, as I kept paying attention to what my body was doing and saying, I sensed that the urge to stop was connected to another warning system, the one that monitors the internal resources for action. My body was obeying my will to keep going but I imagined it was dipping more deeply into energy reserves to do so, and that the deeper it dipped in the higher the price I would have to pay in recovery. The discomfort was not increasing in overall intensity, but I noticed the quality of it was changing. When the effort crosses some sort of line and the body dips into that reserve, I know that the recovery process afterward will become more difficult and take longer.

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