You should really appreciate mistakes. It is the best way for boneheaded coaches to learn something in this Earth. If you are not ready to learn from your mistakes.
When things go downhill from wrong choice or mistaken read on certain situations etc, stop for a second, reflect and then clean up the mess. And but do not make same s#it again, someone might kick your ass then.
Do not avoid mistakes, just remember the right way to go.
Body Recomposition has some good thoughts about changing your technique : part 1, part 2, part 3
One of things I´ve been thinking lately (lot´s of thoughts, usually on too much things…) is about technique of one swimmer and how we as a coach see it. Why we want to change it, do we know what is the “right” for one swimmer and so on…. Might write something longer later this year.
This approach differs radically from the high-mileage, high-intensity philosophy of Michael Phelps’s coach, Bob Bowman. “My way doesn’t have to be the way for everybody,” said Bowman, calling Schmitz’s strategy “perfectly fine.”
Cheesus christfuck…. Ppl really don´t know way different ppl train…..
Vern Gambetta – We need to train. Just get out there now – run, jump, throw, lift, push, pull, twist, and turn and get tired with a purpose. Have something to eat, take a nap, get some rest and go out and get after it again. Does it really have to be more complicated than that?
Brooks T. Johnson -Once the ATHLETIC ( science ) and BALLETIC ( creative ) aspects of the event are in some acceptable and consistent order, then we need to consider how we can best bring about the BALLISTIC ( velocity/speed ) phase into productive play. Since we have already established that LET is the #1 prioirity in the sport, this is the final but most crucial element in the triad and trilogy of ATHLETIC – BALLETIC – BALLISTIC .