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Rumson, New Jersey
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 33m 24s
Overall Rank = 32/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Drove down w/ Em, Katie and Mike - got there around 8:20 so I was happy that the race was a bit late. No time to stop for coffee!
Event warmup:

waded around in the water and chatted.
  • 33m 24s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards

I had a very good swim today! Sighted well about 85% of the time. I'd get over confident, start sighting every 10th stroke or so and wind up off course. I do that often. Gotta learn soon! For the most part, I was right on the bouys and felt great. Focused on keeping good form - really stretching out my arms, pivoting and such. It worked! Got thumped a bunch of times by the 2.4 guys lapping me but nothing terrible. Wetsuit didn't rub or anything - my thoughts during the swim were positive and focused. Now if I can just do this in IMFL I"d be happy.
What would you do differently?:

Continue sighting every 5-7 stroke for the WHOLE race.
Post race
Warm down:

Hosed off and ate 4 grapes. Food was lacking.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

There were zero porta pottys and the 1 bathroom they had at the park was quickly inoperable. Hardly any food at the finish for almost 500 racers and little dixie cups of water. I heard that almost 200 folks signed up yesterday and today so maybe it was too late to do anything about the packed house.

Last updated: 2009-06-05 12:00 AM
00:33:24 | 2112 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: sleeveless QR
Course: Go out about 300 yds. hang a left till the bouys end, turn around and basically follow the same course back.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3