Two of my favorite new phrases (well, they’re new to me, anyway): “Getting chicked” and “grandpa pace.” “Getting chicked” is when a man is beaten by a woman in an athletic event. Commonly uttered by exhausted men after ultra-distance races. Some might find it misogynistic, but I see it as a celebration of female superiority… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: April 2011
RESULTS. My second visit to the Nike Swim Miami went much better than the first, even if my time (2:27:51) didn’t really reflect it. I felt strong from start to finish and held my stroke rate consistently in the high 60′s / low 70′s. Even accounting for slight navigational errors, 2:27-high seems way off… Read more »
My 2011 open water season officially begins this Saturday, at the Nike Swim Miami. The 10K main event is scheduled for 10am EDT, and will be streamed live on the web at Swimming World TV (and syndicated here). There’s a new venue this year – the Miami Yacht Club on Watson Island. According to the promotional materials,… Read more »
So apparently this is Lance Armstrong finishing the 2.4-mile RLE Open Water Swim at Mansfield Dam in Austin, TX. He’s the third guy out of the water, behind pro triathletes James Bonney and James Cotter: And here’s (what I assume to be) the three of them rounding the buoy at the halfway mark: A couple… Read more »
People sometimes ask me what I think of Total Immersion. A full discussion is beyond the scope of this post, but suffice to say: While I may quarrel with a few of the details, I think it’s general emphasis on “harmony with the water” is quite valid – and its validity increases with swim distance…. Read more »
Is Lance Armstrong doing a 2.4-mile open water race in Lake Travis tomorrow? April Fools’ joke or most famous open water swimmer… ever?
The 2011 open water season hasn’t even started yet, but I have an important announcement to make regarding my plans for 2012. I call it the “Four Lakes, Three Rivers, and a Canal” Swim. Mid-June of 2012 I’ll set off from the mouth of the Chicago River and swim 375 miles north to the Straits… Read more »