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2013-01-25 2:37 PM
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erik.norgaard - 2013-01-25 5:41 AM

Overreacting.. what's the big deal? He joined your lane, you saw it and nothing happened.

I circle swim even when alone for that very reason, people can just join, no need to ask or tell or interrupt my workout. In the rest time I check if new people are on the deck who might want to get into my lane, and when I swim I always stay alert to new blobs in the water.

So he swam under you? If you were going back when he was going out, it could just be the normal pull out in breast stroke. If he tried to pass you by going under that's risky, he can't see if he's passed completely.

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2013-01-25 2:44 PM
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Yesterday, at my first swim with a new masters group, I ran right in to the other guy in my lane. I assumed we were going to circle because others would be joining soon and he assumed we would split the lane until others joined. We stopped. He told me that the custom with this group was to split until a third was there. I told him my old masters group always circled and thanked him for letting me know (and apologized). He was very nice about it and we got on with our swim.

My only point to this is that he handled it very nicely and didn't make me feel bad for not knowing the social mores of this group. Sometimes a persons tone of voice or choice of words can greatly affect how a message is delivered (even if the other guy should have known better). That is all I'm saying......
2013-01-25 4:38 PM
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IMHO- No harm, no foul.  I tend to view such incidents as mini training sessions for OWS 'washing machine' Wink

FWIW- I do not "always swim circles" 'cause diff pools may have diff rules.  Posted rules @ sc pool I most often swim state always communicate before joining a lane, and 2 to a lane swim sides but 3+ swim circles.  OTOH @ local 50M natatorium it's always swim circles & folks just jump in to join the lane (with decent spacing of course).

2013-01-25 11:01 PM
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And how the h*** do you delete a post. LOL

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Thanks for the laughs.  I am new to BT and ran across this thread b/c of the word "incident" (probably a poor choice of words) but what I find fascinating is this group of "experienced" triathletes on a beginner's forum wasting as much time as you all did on this topic.  Very, very funny...and clearly a waste of a lot of y'all's time.  Now back to the serious stuff that I'm here for.

2013-01-25 11:01 PM
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Thanks for the laughs.  I am new to BT and ran across this thread b/c of the word "incident" (probably a poor choice of words) but what I find fascinating is this group of "experienced" triathletes on a beginner's forum wasting as much time as you all did on this topic.  Very, very funny...and clearly a waste of a lot of y'all's time.  Now back to the serious stuff that I'm here for.



2013-01-26 9:33 AM
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sspicer - 2013-01-25 11:01 PM

Thanks for the laughs.  I am new to BT and ran across this thread b/c of the word "incident" (probably a poor choice of words) but what I find fascinating is this group of "experienced" triathletes on a beginner's forum wasting as much time as you all did on this topic.  Very, very funny...and clearly a waste of a lot of y'all's time.  Now back to the serious stuff that I'm here for.

LOL welcome to BT. You'll get used to these kind of threads, they happen on average once every 2.3 days, from my scientific research.

The threads about swimming and pools for some reason are especially heated. Flip turns, showering before swimming, peeing in the pool, and sharing lanes are clearly life and death topics around here.

2013-01-26 9:49 AM
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sspicer - 2013-01-26 12:01 AM

Thanks for the laughs.  I am new to BT and ran across this thread b/c of the word "incident" (probably a poor choice of words) but what I find fascinating is this group of "experienced" triathletes on a beginner's forum wasting as much time as you all did on this topic.  Very, very funny...and clearly a waste of a lot of y'all's time.  Now back to the serious stuff that I'm here for.

And yet you, my serious friend, went through the entire thread.. and took the time to make an (IMHO) rather judgmental comment. I guess you don't mind wasting a bit of time either. It's all good fun and best not to take everything too seriously. 

I agree with you that there are a lot of experienced, and in my opinion very helpful triathletes on BT. I am grateful for that. 



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Hey Buddy don't look for politeness while giving me the GTFO. Don't wear your feelings on your sleeves. It doesn't help anything. Life is too short.
2013-01-26 11:14 AM
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wow... I guess that I am not surprised by the varied reactions to the 'incident', Jeff.

BT sure does have some colorful personalities and since I am new to Tri, I enjoy some of the perspective. It never ceases to amaze me how some people can act like they do and think it is simply ok.

 

Glad there was no injury. I'm quite certain that I would have been taken aback. How one handles it is definitely a matter of personality. My favorite thing to do lately is be polite as a southern Belle and then spend the next 10 minutes thinking of cutting remarks that more specifically address what it was that bothered me.

 

I think the surprise and closeness of the encounter would have bothered me and that's what I would have told him, if I was in my right mind. I would then follow with what I would hope he would do in the future. Maybe ask him how he would like someone to join his lane?

2013-01-26 11:40 AM
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sspicer - 2013-01-25 10:01 PM

Thanks for the laughs.  I am new to BT and ran across this thread b/c of the word "incident" (probably a poor choice of words) but what I find fascinating is this group of "experienced" triathletes on a beginner's forum wasting as much time as you all did on this topic.  Very, very funny...and clearly a waste of a lot of y'all's time.  Now back to the serious stuff that I'm here for.



We call it "recovery" time. What you can't see from your keyboard, is that we are all wearing calf compression sleeves (pink) are soaking in ice, eating chia seed non-dairy gluten free sorbet, and reading "born to run" while listing to Deepak CHopra subliminally through a headset. It works...try it!


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erik.norgaard - 2013-01-25 5:41 AM

Overreacting.. what's the big deal? He joined your lane, you saw it and nothing happened.

Agree. No harm, no foul! Think of it as race practice and how you would react when things go bad, as you know they will at some point.  A good mental test if nothing else.  Don't sweat the small crap, adapt and overcome!

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AdventureBear - 2013-01-26 12:40 PM We call it "recovery" time. What you can't see from your keyboard, is that we are all wearing calf compression sleeves (pink) are soaking in ice, eating chia seed non-dairy gluten free sorbet, and reading "born to run" while listing to Deepak CHopra subliminally through a headset. It works...try it!

Awesome! 

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sspicer - 2013-01-26 12:01 AM

Thanks for the laughs.  I am new to BT and ran across this thread b/c of the word "incident" (probably a poor choice of words) but what I find fascinating is this group of "experienced" triathletes on a beginner's forum wasting as much time as you all did on this topic.  Very, very funny...and clearly a waste of a lot of y'all's time.  Now back to the serious stuff that I'm here for.

 

What, you can't browse BT and respond to posts from your phone on your long run while holding 4 min/mi pace?

2013-01-26 7:53 PM
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Taking it waaaay too seriously.  
2013-01-27 12:14 AM
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sspicer - 2013-01-26 12:01 AM

Thanks for the laughs.  I am new to BT and ran across this thread b/c of the word "incident" (probably a poor choice of words) but what I find fascinating is this group of "experienced" triathletes on a beginner's forum wasting as much time as you all did on this topic.  Very, very funny...and clearly a waste of a lot of y'all's time.  Now back to the serious stuff that I'm here for.

And yet you, my serious friend, went through the entire thread.. and took the time to make an (IMHO) rather judgmental comment. I guess you don't mind wasting a bit of time either. It's all good fun and best not to take everything too seriously. 

I agree with you that there are a lot of experienced, and in my opinion very helpful triathletes on BT. I am grateful for that. 

Bored and just cruising.  Caught my attention (like a bad train wreck).  Part of my fascination is that I am still certified as a lifeguard at age 48 and my most recent "full-time" gig was volunteering for an adult lap swim where there were NO SWIM LANES and everyone had to monitor their direction and that of inexperienced and experienced swimmers alike.  There was the occasional complaint but the experienced swimmers adjusted quickly.  This is a "grin and bear it" world and that's my approach on life.

I am getting great help at the Mentoring section and just wanted to see what else is there of use on the site.  This is a smorgasbord of information; some good, some bad.  Just have to learn what's for real and what's bunk. And besides, weren't all the comments "judgmental" in one fashion or another? Wink



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wannabefaster - 2013-01-25 6:44 PM Yesterday, at my first swim with a new masters group, I ran right in to the other guy in my lane. I assumed we were going to circle because others would be joining soon and he assumed we would split the lane until others joined. We stopped. He told me that the custom with this group was to split until a third was there. I told him my old masters group always circled and thanked him for letting me know (and apologized). He was very nice about it and we got on with our swim. My only point to this is that he handled it very nicely and didn't make me feel bad for not knowing the social mores of this group. Sometimes a persons tone of voice or choice of words can greatly affect how a message is delivered (even if the other guy should have known better). That is all I'm saying......

I like how this worked out.

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