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Old 06-16-2012
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Originally Posted by dgk2009 View Post
When??,I'm losing patience.
Probably sometime in August ;-P

This thread keeps popping up on me. I think it's gone, and I can stop pondering the absolute injustice dealt to native Americans....

Then I sense your stress. Impatience. And I just hope you mentally survive to get to a good coaching session. So I guess I'll pitch in.

Do you ever get that sensation, upon your first lap in the pool. Like, man, if I could feel like that for 5-10-15-20 minutes, it'd be AWESOME! (?). One length even. Just to the end of the pool - smooth, barely having to breathe.

Then it all falls apart by lap 2/4/8? I'm curious where along the ladder you are towards ease in swimming. Well, all I can say is that if you can change the way you currently move through water. Stop doing it the old way. Start doing it the new, you will get there. You will come to the end of your 4th lap and say, WHOA.

But it requires a real mental ability to control your body and mind. I wish you all the luck. Feel free to post details in your questions.
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To follow up - I often think that years of playing video games actually builds a discipline and patience in these scenarios. A game like any of the Lara Croft Tomb Raiders.

First time you enter that cave, and arrows are coming at you and rocks are falling and you kill her over and over again. But when you physically master the buttons and timing. Jump off left foot, reach right hand, jump over the pit, grab the rope, kick with your right foot. Do it 200 times, and next thing you know it's pretty simple. Until that Pendulum Axe!!!!

It's a mental act of gradual perfection. The payoff doesn't come with a huge treasure pile, but a subtle ease in doing what used to be hard. Add that up a dozen times, and you're swimming.
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