Friday, August 24, 2007

Ironman practice swim, high current. [modified] haiku


To the river's edge
I, and the iron lemmings

[swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and
swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and
swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and
swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and
swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and
swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and swam and]
went two yards backwards.

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14 comments:

  1. Well, at least you had company! (I hope you are exaggerating this or blog effect!)
    How's the temp?

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  2. That's Kentucky for ya!

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  3. Brilliant post GG!!!

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  4. I heard there was a 6-7 knot current, so that makes complete sense!!!

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  5. No exageration, I'm afraid. Even the ripped, 5% bodyfat German guys were swearing. In German. And shaking their heads. People were being pushed downstream away from the start point.

    Ulp.

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  6. You're doing Ironman in a natural Endless pool...who knew?!?!

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  7. Awww, German guys always swear in all the languages that they know.

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  8. I was actually there - volunteering - I was part of the lucky group that put the 2000 stickers on the bike racks & then the 2000 stickers on the transition racks - anyway - we got to see all the swimmers going backyards - funny in a sad/weird kind of way - it should be better by Sunday - I think the Army Corp is going to close the dam locks!!

    Debi

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  9. You went two yards backwards? You are one amazing swimmer! I have video of people being swept downstream and over waterfalls.

    Okay, the waterfalls might be an exaggeration. But I did see several people get pushed back upstream by the safety boats.

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  10. The post was really darn funny.

    The swim...not so much.

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  11. Even the appearance of this post describes the feeling of that practice swim. Great post! You are the most gifted writer EVER.

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