Friday, January 2, 2009

Through the Wringer Six Times

As a parent, you can tell things from hearing your kids' voices, even when those kids aren't so little any more. This week, I can hear just how tired Garrett is. I know the same goes for the rest of the team. This is the sixth year Garrett has run the post-holiday training gauntlet. Eddie and Kris pretty much own the Texas swimmers for these few weeks. Campus is largely shut down and no meets are scheduled. Train, eat, recover, repeat.

Texas has a bit of a reputation for intensity. If you can stand it, though, good things result.

Take the picture below. It's from the NCAA Championship in the spring following Garrett's first killer training season at Texas. The medley relay team set a world record in the SCM 400. Ian Crocker, Garrett Weber-Gale, Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen. Each went on to earn Olympic gold.


Adin said...

thats a sick medley team..

Lauren Ashley said...

Oh man, I love that pic! I have it somewhere, believe it or not!! That team is soooo awesome! :)

I can't wait to see this year's team! :D

Anonymous said...

Sweet picture! Good luck to the guyd who make the team. Hope the new year is good for everyone.

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