Flow Requires Full Attention

Flow Requires Full Attention

This continues from Part 4 of our discussion of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s eight “characteristic dimensions of the flow experience” outlined in his book The Evolving Self. The first two features of flow had more to do with planning what your training...
There Is A Better Way

There Is A Better Way

I happened to see some triathletes link to this article on Facebook a couple months ago. The title caught my attention because, clearly, this was such a contrast to our approach to swimming. I would have just ignored an article like this, but was curious to see what...
Longer Length Or Faster Rate?

Longer Length Or Faster Rate?

I’ve had this discussion behind the scenes with some swimmers recently and felt their challenge to bring up this topic more in the open. So here it is… I want to address ‘the elephant in the room’ (as one of them put it) regarding the apparent...
Me Hot and Slow, You Cool and Fast

Me Hot and Slow, You Cool and Fast

I have had low swimming ambition this summer, but it was expected – August is now my hardest month of the year. I partly blame it on my (modest) obsession with ‘cool’ water swimming. For the last two years I have forsaken the pool and stayed in the...
More Pearls Of TI Insight

More Pearls Of TI Insight

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