Another aspect of using the mind to ones advantage when in race mode is how one handles it emotionally when one is the rabbit and when one is chasing the rabbit. In my early days of racing I much preferred chasing someone. I noticed that I had a lot of negative emotions concerning being chased. Especially experiencing pressure. I found by lightening up and actually enjoying the game of staying ahead of the one chasing me was far more enhancing than tightening up and dispairing. If I am passed I switch into chase mode and all the attendant joys of the chase take over. We can have it both ways.
May we swim with ease at the speeds we choose.