One of the biggest wastes of time and stress are uncontrollables. As a coach, I can't tell you how many times I've had athletes ask me questions of concern regarding things that weren't within their control. Such things that come to mind are wind direction, pool closings, weather, flat tires, torn shoe laces, ripped shoes, or any other detrimental misfortune. The following post will touch on methods to look past these pesky uncontrollables. If you can take away any of these pieces of information, you may find that your training and races become much more enjoyable and you stop putting so much pressure or stress upon yourself.