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 in endurance sports.
- Jim got chicked by Shelley Taylor-Smith in the 1985 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. And again in 1987. And again in 1988. And again in 1989. And again in 1998.
- Evan got quintuple-chicked in the Nike Swim Miami. But at least they were almost all teenagers.
- Kevin may not be the fastest swimmer, but damn, he can hold that grandpa pace forever.
- The main set is four times through: 5×100 best average on 1:30, followed by a 300 grandpa pace on 5:00.
Any other good ones out there??…