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Patrick Fellows is a 5 time Ironman, TEDx giving, 32 miles swimming, endurance coaching, healthy cooking, entrepreneur and musician.  Born in Dearborn, MI, raised in Mississippi and a Louisianian for 30 years, 

music, haiku and rocketchix

Many of you who read this already knew that I played in college rock bands for many years and this is the constant tie in to music. I seem to always have one song or another going through my head. Though the basis of this blog is to keep you informed about the swim and how things are going, I think that a break from the black line on the bottom of the pool would be welcome. I know that it is late for shopping for Christmas, but here is some of my favorites music wise.
Muse: Black Holes and Revelations
Butch Walker and the Let's Go Out Tonites: The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's Go Out Tonites
The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldiers
Tonic: Lemon Parade-about 8-10 old but great.
I am not the type to go on about how this band is so forward thinking or any of that crap. I listen to music to fire me up every morning on the way to the pool. The trip is only 5-10 minutes so I am lucky if I get in 2 songs. The other key to me is to not get some crap song stuck in my head for 2 plus hours. I find it amazing that I can listen to 2 songs on the way to swim and catch 2 seconds of the third not so good song on the way out of the car and that is the monotony stuck in my brain. Yesterday is a prime example, I listened to the following:
1. Muse-Hysteria pretty intense wakes you up kind of song,
2. Pearl Jam- Dissident
3. Four seconds of some 90's Michael Jackson song
I don't even know the name of the song but I think it is You Are Not Alone some feel good save the world drivel from the king of pop/child molestation. What is another phenomena altogether is the "How the hell did that get on my iPod?" dilemma. You have all been there, you are riding down the street with a friend and then Air Supply, "All Out of Love," or some Clay Aiken crap comes on and your distressed, caught in the act voice shouts out "How did that get on here?" knowing full and well it was there lurking deep in the bowels of the iPod waiting to come on, only when you are trying to act cool. Really unfair, but really when you downloaded that Supertramp album to hear the Logical Song, you had to know you were going to get Take the Long Way Home by default as well as 4 other big loser songs Supertramp wrote. I downloaded my friend Ryan's Michael Jackson Hits CD two years ago and when I got an iPod it got put on there with everything else.
I had a great week in other endeavors as well. Fellow tiriahtlete and business partner Susan Moss Hayden and I landed our big sponsor for Rocketchix, our women's only multisport series. This was a high coup. So is this.
Fluid action,
pallas athene glides
camaraderie abounds
We are putting on 2 tri's and are planning a 10k for next fall. Woman's Hospital will be the presenting sponsor for all three races.
As far as training is concerned I had a big mileage week 27,500 in four workouts and did drylands twice. I also got my wetsuit from Emilio at DeSoto Sport. I will write a review for it in another post, but suffice it so say it is comfortable and fast.
I could actually hang with Shelly in the pool yesterday in it. But this is a false sense of security as when I take it off she blows my freaking doors off. I feel great in the pool, strength is building and I feel like I am on the right track. Did an interview with 225 magazines and had a photo shoot at the pool yesterday. Nothing makes you feel like a bigger loser than referring to your own "photo shoot". I might as well refer to myself in the third person. I'll be sure to post some of the more losery pics.
THE ROCKETBOY WISHES YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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