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Rochester, New York
United States
USMS
Total Time = 1h 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

I didn't eat anything several hours before the swim. I took in a gel 1/2 hour before hand with water.
Event warmup:

Swam 75 free, 25 breast
Swim
  • 1h 00m
  • 3040 meters
  • 01m 58s / 100 meters
Comments:

Holy Moly!!! This was tough.
Let's see:
I looked at the clock at about 7'30". Why? I don't know. It was a long 7 minutes I guess.
Early on my shoulders were very fatigued. (Damn kickboxing class...) Plus, I've only been swimming 1x/week for awhile. This was my 2nd swim this week, so I was tired.
I learned quickly, out of desperation, to use the kick off of the wall as my time, albeit brief, to rest my arms. As long as I remembered to not stretch my arms too far ahead of me, it was a good rest. If I stretch them too long, then I flex my shoulders, which did not help with the rest.
I had arranged with the girl counting for me to signal to me after every 500 meters. She did so for the first 3, then I never saw another signal!! I'm not sure what happened, but I had to start hoping that I was still keeping on track for 500 every 10 minutes. Finally, at 52ish minutes, I belted out HOW MUCH? in a quick breath. On my return to the end she told me I was at 2700. Ah..... Then I knew I was on track, but I tried to pick it up, but not blow up so I just missed my goal.
The biggest thing I have to constantly keep reminding myself to do is pull strongly threw the water. If I don't, I get wimpy arms/wimpy pull. I constantly thought about that, really reaching through the water to start my pull, and to keep kicking in a consistent manner. Since I have a strong kick, I need to remind myself to use it!

Another thing I thought of during the swim:
Wouldn't it be a fantastic idea to have a 30 minute postal swim competition?!?! (I thought of this at the 30' mark of course)
What would you do differently?:

Swim more. swim, swim, swim, swim.....
Post race
Warm down:

VERY EASY back kick to the shallow end. That is all....

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Tired upper body, but mostly lack of training.




Last updated: 2008-01-31 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:00:00 | 3040 meters | 01m 58s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: Back and forth in a 25 meter pool. Goal was to swim as many laps as we could in 1 hour.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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2008-01-31 10:06 PM

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2008-02-01 7:37 AM
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Great job sticking through it!  Glad you reached your goal!
2008-02-01 7:37 AM
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Well done, especially for not training too much. This sounds like fun; swimming without worrying about sets and drills, and someone counting the laps for you. Hope your arms and shoulders are recovering well.

Wouldn't it be a fantastic idea to have a 30 minute postal swim competition?!?! (I thought of this at the 30' mark of course)

That's funny

Anthony

2008-02-01 8:03 AM
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Congratulations.  You did great at over 3000m!!  Wow!
2008-02-01 10:26 AM
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Great job Kam, it is a tough swim mentally.  I was sort of lucky when I did mine.  My goggles fogged over so I couldn't see the clock and my ear plugged so I couldn't hear.  I think I was better off not knowing how far or how long I had been.

Again, congrats!!!!

2008-02-02 4:12 PM
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Good job Kam.  We are all proud of you!


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