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    Superbowl of Pain Set - You're Invited

    It's hard to believe that this photo was the reason for a facebook-born gridge ...

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    I was happy to share my beloved Patriot's recap of an old-fashioned, hard running beat down of the Colts to punch a ticket to the AFC title game this weekend. After some light humor, the idea of adding a swimming challenge was put forth by Sea Hawks fan (and flyer) jaadams. So here are the rules:

    Loser does a 1000 fly!
    • If my team loses: the distance is broken up into a variation of distances, any amount of rest between each length(s), but no insertion of EZ cooldown stuff in the middle. We decided on a fly set of:
      10 x 50 @ :50, then 20 x 25 @ :30. This might qualify as my first dabble into USRPT.
    • If his team loses: a straight 1000 fly. I don't think he has done this as a Masters swimmer, and it will easily grant him entry into the Butternut ranks.
    • If BOTH of our teams end up losing at some point during the next few weeks, then we both owe each other a 1,000 Fly workout. The only way out of having to do it is to be the Superbowl Champ...not 1st loser.


    Knowing that ElaineK, jgale, pmmcoy, Swimosar, That Guy, and Yosemite (among others) have an occasional hankering for some distance fly, I felt it my duty to put this out for everyone's enjoyment. Who else is up for this "Bully Fly" fun?
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    Re: Superbowl of Pain Set - You're Invited

    Our Chargers and Packers are out of it, so who cares? Besides, with a meet on January 25th and a two-day meet on February 15-16, distance fly is off the table. I'm already a Butternut with a 900, 1000, and 200 fly, so .

    BUT, having said that, I'm pulling for Seattle.
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    Re: Superbowl of Pain Set - You're Invited

    As a Raider fan I'm already in enough pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fresnoid View Post
    As a Raider fan I'm already in enough pain.
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    Yikes! I just got done w/ my 1 hour postal today. Isn't that enough pain. But I'll take Denver since they are still on the board. Anyone really want San Francisco at this point?

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    I'd be happy to see the 'Niners win this weekend, only for James' sake
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    James is free for a couple of weeks. I, however, know my main set for Wednesday.
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    Re: Superbowl of Pain Set - You're Invited

    I live in Charlotte and Since the Panthers lost we had a similar bet going with some others. 5 x 800 IM. If you live through it and actually make it then good for you.

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    Sorry about that . I've got no attachment to the Broncos... they were just the best team left. I'll be mid-taper when the superbowl is played. If the Broncos lose, I'll have to do my 1000 fly on the 17th. It might be fun since I'll still be tapered.

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    Re: Superbowl of Pain Set - You're Invited

    As a CUBS fan & a BEARS fan --- I'm in the pain set right now!!!

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    Re: Superbowl of Pain Set - You're Invited

    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem View Post
    Loser does a 1000 fly!
    If my team loses: the distance is broken up into a variation of distances, any amount of rest between each length(s), but no insertion of EZ cooldown stuff in the middle. We decided on a fly set of:
    10 x 50 @ :50, then 20 x 25 @ :30. This might qualify as my first dabble into USRPT.
    I made right on this gridge becuase the Pat's couldn't make right by me with a win on Sunday. Cruised the 50's (getting avg 8 sec rest) and rather enjoyed the 25's on a little extra rest - even popped out a :15 on the last one!

    At least that is over
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    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem View Post
    I made right on this gridge becuase the Pat's couldn't make right by me with a win on Sunday. Cruised the 50's (getting avg 8 sec rest) and rather enjoyed the 25's on a little extra rest - even popped out a :15 on the last one!

    At least that is over
    Better luck next year, RX.
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    Re: Superbowl of Pain Set - You're Invited

    I haven't seen the forums for a while, so almost missed this. All I can say is Go Seahawks...save me from the pain!
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    I held out hope until Percy Harvin ran the second half kickoff back for at TD and the Seahawks were up 29-0. Went to bed resigned to the fact that I'd be doing a 1000 fly this morning. I did check to see if there was a miracle comeback. No such luck. I went 15:17 which is 5 seconds faster than last year. Last year, I did it rested at the beginning of the workout. This year, I did it in the middle of our workout. So, while the rest of the non-betting swimmers on my team were doing 200 kick/400 IM/200 kick, I did my 1000 fly. We took a quick 100 easy and then did 400 IM/200 kick/400 IM. That kind of hurt.

    I'm thinking that if people bet with increments of butterfly instead of money, it would completely eradicate gambling addiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmccoy View Post
    I'm thinking that if people bet with increments of butterfly instead of money, it would completely eradicate gambling addiction.


    Who needs to swim 1000 fly for that kind of pain? That was one of the worst Super Bowls I have ever seen, and I'm not a Denver or Seattle fan.

    The best part of the Super Bowl was the Budweiser commercial (puppy and horse) late in the 4th quarter.
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    Re: Superbowl of Pain Set - You're Invited

    Nice swim, and I was feeling the same way! Oh well, we watched the game at a friend's church and had a lot of food and a great night.

    I plan to swim the 1000 fly just for (dolphin) kicks in the next few practices, since I was the instigator of this madness.
    Wait, I think James was...
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