Should You Take Up A Second Sport?

Should You Take Up A Second Sport?

Should you take up running (or some other activity) to supplement your swimming? I saw a discussion on a swim coach Facebook page asking what other coaches thought about making their age-group swimmers do some running as part of their conditioning for swimming. There...
A Message For Those With Depression…

A Message For Those With Depression…

This is the most remarkable time to be living. Change is happening rapidly and many are feeling challenges and crises converging to make their experience of life very difficult right now. I think there are a lot of new causes for depression upon us. Even those who...
Keep Going, Your Reward Is Ahead

Keep Going, Your Reward Is Ahead

On average, in addition to all that I read for work, school and personal interest, while doing physical tasks I listen to probably more than 10 hours a week of audio books, lectures, long-format interviews with people who are specialists/experts in their field, or...
Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue Part 2

Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue Part 2

This is the second part of Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue. What happens when we have an extraordinary athletic achievement but go past some internal limits to do it? In the first part I told the story of my longer-than-normal long run, and in this second...
My Return To The Water After Exile

My Return To The Water After Exile

In my home state of Oregon USA, the various businesses and facilities are able to open up , county by county, as each meet certain requirements. The local fitness club where I swim and teach opened up a few weeks ago and then the pools did also. Tuesday I finally made...
Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue Part 1

Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue Part 1

Before I get into the story of my long run and lessons I learned from it, I want to make sure you don’t get distracted by the distances I am running, as if this is too long (or too short) to apply to your situation. I am telling the story in order to describe...
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