Posts Tagged: Swimming

Sage Advice: What Changed?

Like many yoga teachers, often I find students asking me questions after class about ways to relieve a pain that’s newly emerged. In general, I shy away from answering such questions—I’m not that kind of doctor, but if you need a literary text critically analyzed, let me know—and I encourage my teacher trainees to acknowledge… Read more »

The Value of Testing

This intriguing article in last week’s New York Times Magazine talks about the value of pretesting. The results of pretesting help refine the learning process and lead to better outcomes on final exams. It strikes me that the same goes for endurance sports. There’s huge value in pretesting your training. The race itself should not be the… Read more »

Download Now: Racing Wisely

It’s here! At least, the e-book is: you can achieve instant gratification toward long-term satisfaction in your sport by downloading the e-book edition of Racing Wisely. It’s just like the print copy will be, without taking up space or trees. For Kindle, visit Amazon. You can also read online using Kindle. For all other versions (Apple iBook,… Read more »

Download: Racing Wisely Documents

Racing Wisely, my latest book—available soon!—helps you think through every aspect of race day, from choosing the right goal race to packing. The questionnaires, worksheets, and checklists below are explained in full detail in the book, but I’m sharing them with you now in hopes they will be useful as you focus your goals and plans. Here… Read more »

Coming Soon: Racing Wisely

Thanks to all of you for sharing with such self-effacing good humor your stories of race-day disasters! Several of them are featured in my new book, Racing Wisely, which will be available in mid-August. (Sign up for my newsletter, or follow me on Twitter or Facebook, to be notified the moment the book is available.)… Read more »

Scheduled: Pacing Wisely USAT Webinar

You’ve dialed in a training cycle for your key race—are you ready to pace it properly? All the training in the world is useless if you can’t manage your effort correctly on race day. In this webinar, Sage Rountree, USAT level 2 coach and author of the new book Racing Wisely, teaches mental and physical skills to… Read more »

Practice: Yoga for Swimmers

Thanks to my friends at prAna and YogaVibes, you can enjoy this FREE 30-minute video with easy yoga poses targeting the back, chest, and shoulders. It’s perfect for swimmers—and it includes a swimming-specific breath exercise—but it is also appropriate for anyone. The poses are simple and held for a while, so you don’t need any… Read more »

Watch: Yoga for Swimmers

There’s a new, short (half-hour) yoga for swimmers video I filmed up at YogaVibes. This practice focuses on the chest and back, with detours into the ankles and hamstrings and a swimming-specific breath exercise. It’s gentle and appropriate for just about anyone, regardless of experience. Please enjoy and share!