Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ryan Lochte's "cross training" disturbs Greg Troy his coach!

From the Time Magazine blog: 
"...  Defying his coach Gregg Troy’s advice — and no doubt giving Troy anxiety attacks — he continues to skateboard and play basketball, his out-of-the-water passions, every other day. “Oh, yeah, he’s terrified of me playing other sports,” says Lochte. “He’s waiting for me to come in one day with a broken ankle or something. But I told him, This is me. If I break my ankle right now, this Olympics wasn’t meant to be. I’m going to keep living my life the way I’ve been living my life, and nothing is going to change that even if the Olympics are coming up. ...” 
Though I don't agree with the philosophy I do agree with his attitude. After all, when all is said and done, swimming is simply a recreational sport.


the17thman said...

Hey if he ever does break his ankle he could always blame some crazy phantom ghost driver for running him over...oh wait...someone tried that excuse already.

the17thman said...

If he does ever end up with a broken ankle from skateboarding he could always blame the accident on some phantom crazy driver...oh wait someone tried that already...damn you MONK!

junker23 said...

His lack of, discipline has HUGE consequences for USA Swimming.


Anonymous said...

Good for Lochte!

One never knows when/if they are going to get hurt and being careful sometimes makes no difference.

Tony Austin said...

Damn straight! - Confidence, enthusiasm and perspective create so much oxygen when you step up to the blocks and he has all of the above.