PHOENIX, Arizona, February 18. THIS edition of the Blog Post of the Week comes from RobAquatics.com. The site is a great hybrid between the usual workout blog posts seen in the Masters blogging community along with some first-person citizen journalism reporting involved.
This past weekend, Rob attended the Pancake Pentathlon in San Diego and posted a sensational blog about his experience, how he did at the meet, and his overall thoughts about the competition. He also does a great job of mixing in some nice pictures from the event.
Here is an excerpt from his blog:
My first event was the 100 fly, I'm really gunning for a sub 1:00 time but today wasn't the day. I was still getting used to the pool and plus I was feeling a little groggy in my first swim of the day. The pool itself was very nice but a little different. The blocks were the highest blocks I've ever started from and the water went all the way to the top of the walls, the gutters were on top of the wall. Since I have a tendency to keep my head straight up when I swim it took me a little bit to get orientated. I ended up swimming a 1:02.90 which isn't a best time but still very good for me. I need to work on bringing down the time on my 2nd 50. I went out in a :28.98 and finished with about a :34, I'm going to keep doing a lot of fly in my workouts until it gets to be "easy" for me to swim 100's.
Rob even mentions Swimming World superfan Ahelee Sue Osborn in the piece when describing one of his photos.
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