Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Riddle Me This

This morning was the typical master’s morning wake up – Tassie giving me kisses, Marty moaning about wanting to sleep, making coffee, singing the liverwurst song to Tassie…you know the usual shenanigans. We have a young guy who coaches Wednesday mornings so it gives Marty a chance to swim with others. Greg had written the main set on the whiteboard and it looked like this:

100
200
100
200
300
200
300
400
300

I read it and said to Eric, “I can’t figure out the pattern.” Eric said, “Oh, its 1-2, 1-2-3, uh, wait. I don’t know.”

Marty came over and I told him we didn’t get it. He looked at it and said, “Its 1-2, 1-2-3, hmmm, I don’t know.”

So we jumped in and began the long warm up and then the main set.

John, who always comes late, came late and jumped into my lane. He commented when we started the main set that he couldn’t quite figure out the pattern. I told him neither could anyone else (not sure why we didn’t ask Greg, but maybe because all of us ‘adults’ didn’t want to seem stupid.)

Then coming into the wall on our second to last 300, John exclaimed, “I got it!!!”

So, can you figure out this pattern? Because I sure couldn’t wrap my head around it at 5:45 this morning! It seemed like a complicated SAT question that just HAD to be wrong.

Time to flex those brain muscles!!

1-2-1
2-3-2
3-4-3

Easy as pie :) Now onto that long division problem I’ve been struggling with…

3 comments:

Beth said...

Never in a million years would I have figured that one out. :) I can't even figure out very simple patterns - and at our masters there is no white board, we just have to remember the workout. This of course means I'm the annoying one always asking "so...um...what's next again?" :) Sounds like a great workout!!

Maijaleena said...

I was on my way to figuring it out... I thought. A white board would be nice.

Anonymous said...

hahahaha.. i couldn't figure that one out to save my life!! But since i HATE swimming, I don't need to worry about workouts like that!! :) And was this a Greg Sanchez workout or a different Greg? It wouldn't surprise me in the least if it was a Greg Sanchez workout!!

- Kristin