In this particular case, my torso is along for the ride when I am running. This is the cue that really works for me. Hahahahaha!!!
Here's a selection of a number of other cues/things I tell myself when I am training:
- "Don't swim like a crucifix." (Asked if I was religious because I "swam like a crucifix" in Australia. Hahahahahaha!!! I think about this one a lot --- LOL!)
- "Clench that butt" -- if you clench your butt you WILL kick straight and not break at the knee. Try it, you won't believe how much better you kick.
- "If I cross over again, Clint will throw a weight at me...." (I don't think this one needs any more explanation. LOL!)
- "Don't swim like a chicken wing." (Sara told me this over and over again. I think about this a lot too. Hahahahahaah!!!)
- "Bubble, bubble, breeeeeeeathe." Lifted this off a swim site -- I was holding my breath sometimes as I swam. I would have told you there was no way I did that, but then I read how just about every new swimmer does this, and I realized that I did it too at times -- which is why I would feel breathless sometimes. Swimming doesn't make you breathless...holding your breath does. Go figure!! LOL!!! (Anyways, you say bubble, bubble to make sure you are constantly blowing bubbles when your face is in the water. Means you are exhaling all the time, and inhaling when you are supposed to -- no holding of breath. What a difference this has made for me!)
- "Each butt cheek is operating independently of the other..."(That's what it feels like, people!! LOL!)
- "Pedal from the bum, pedal from the bum...."
- I think you pretty much get the gist of all my biking thoughts...they pretty much all have to do with my bum. Hahahahahahaha!!!
- "Let your legs float and your torso is along for the ride."
- "Pump those arms." (Or as Sara has told me over and over again, "Arms, Julie, arms!")
Any of you have some interesting cues that you'd like to share? Hmmmmm? Let's have 'em!! :)