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...
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...
I Want The Strength To Be Comfortable

I Want The Strength To Be Comfortable

In training for both running and swimming I have a primary objective behind it all – I want to be skilled enough and strong enough to handle a wide range of interesting exploration opportunities. When I come across an inviting patch of water or a trail wandering...
My Home Strength & Conditioning Routine

My Home Strength & Conditioning Routine

Since many of us can’t get to water, and some have asked, I will share the exercise routine that I do for strength & conditioning outside of running and swimming. I view as the activities I do in order to build better motor control, stability and strength to...
Have Extra Time? Improve Your Posture

Have Extra Time? Improve Your Posture

If I had to choose a second improvement project for pool-exiled swimmers with more time on your hands, I would assign the work of improving posture.  This essay is part of a series discussing the kind of complementary training you can do while kept away from the pool...
Have Extra Time? Master Your Breathing

Have Extra Time? Master Your Breathing

While so many of us are exiled from our pools and can’t go swimming at this time, if there was one skill I could choose for you to work on during these weeks away – one that would benefit EVERYTHING else you are doing in life, from sleeping, to digestion,...
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