Motivation by way of GoSwimMarch 30, 2011 at 4:43 AM | Posted in Personal Development, Swimming | 1 Comment
Tags: Amanda Beard, Glenn Mills, GoSwim, Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte
I am a devotee of GoSwim. Glenn Mills, a 1980 Olympian in the Breast Stroke, video producer and swim coach is the master of ceremonies. He is a generous Tweeter, posting great videos throughout the week. Of course, this is partly to publicise his company’s products but it is more than that; I feel a super-positive vibe from both his videos and his writings. His Olympics was the boycott year but I don’t hear a woe-is-me in his voice.
In the past, every four years I’d fall in awe of the US Olympic Swim Team. Now that I swim almost daily I try to follow them in between. It is true that you have to try to do something yourself to appreciate the difficulty of an endeavor be it swimming, running, selling, developing software or closing the books at month end. But then there is a level beyond that the greats play at and to see them as they train is, for me, more exciting than the performance itself.
In his recent blog post , Are You the One?, Glenn includes three videos of a portion of the workouts of three all time great Olympians, Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps and Amanda Beard. If you decide to watch only one, I suggest the first with Lochte.
Impressed? Excited? Make you adjust your own workouts?