If Caulfield is there, Mrs Olsen is going to get a workout, cough or no cough.
3 legs of a tripod, hmmm
I’m with Mrs Olsen
Someone wanna jump in here and explain why Mallett does this over and over? Why illustrate the contrast between the slender go-getters and the tubby layabouts?
It’s not enough that he has to show us four times a week how dedicated he is to his obsession? Why must he also show the fat, old, dumb people not only avoiding exercise, but being either (a) steadfastly opposed to it or (b) so dim that they cannot comprehend why anyone would even try it?
According to this strip’s backstory, Edwin Frazier went to Bryson Elementary himself, grew up, graduated, and went back to work there as a janitor because he loved little kids. He kept the job for the same reason even after he’d achieved some fame and financial independence as a songwriter. So how come we’re regularly treated to tales of running, swimming, bicycling, etc. and never hear Word 1 about music?
@KYLE, You lost me at “Snot”
The older I get, the more I’m with Mrs. Olsen.
Frazz16 hrs ·
I’m actually not sure if that adage is useful, or even true, for elite triathletes these days. They’re all so good at everything, and so closely matched, that the slightest issue in any segment of the race will take a racer out of contention. Which I suppose means you CAN win the race in the swim if you build up a big enough lead and nobody can catch you on the bike or on foot because, as mentioned, everybody is so closely matched and consistent across all disciplines. Also, those guys draft like crazy on the bike, whether it’s legal or not, so even though you spend more time on the bike than you do running or swimming, you don’t usually see those guys pull too far ahead. Not without burning so many matches that they fizzle out on the run.
Here’s the curiosity, though: You can also catch a draft off a competitor in the water, and there it’s perfectly legal. Triathlon never did quit being kind of a weird sport. It just got weird in different ways.
I will say, though, that this is apparent, especially among the elites: Even more races have probably been lost at the sink, where somebody didn’t wash their hands two days before race day.
July 31, 2013