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Erie, Pennsylvania
United States
Presque Isle Partnership
75F / 24C
Total Time = 24m 54s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Had some pre-race drink stuff and coffee as I drove to the race.
Event warmup:

Quick swim in the bay. Decided it was warm enough go to without a wetsuit, making this the first OWS I've ever done without one.
  • 24m 54s
  • 1760 yards
  • 01m 25s / 100 yards

My breathing and sighting were off. Mid-swim, a kayaker told me to get back on the course, so I made a hard left for about 25 yards.

I literally forgot to sight as I was swimming. I'd swim, break into breaststroke, look around, and swim some more. It wasn't until the last 200 yards or so that I started coordinating everything correctly, and started looking up every 17 strokes or so, as I usually do. I'm not sure how or why I screwed this up. But there was a clear 'A-ha' moment when I finally got it right.
What would you do differently?:

Get my act together and start sighting correctly.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Other than going off course, nothing. I had a great swim.

Event comments:

I'd do it again.

Last updated: 2008-06-03 12:00 AM
00:24:54 | 1760 yards | 01m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: None
Course: Straight point to point swim from the Nature Center on the peninsula to the Erie Yacht Club across the Bay.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-06-29 5:02 AM

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, District of Columbia
Subject: Presque Isle Bay Swim

2008-06-30 9:27 AM
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Ida, Michigan
Subject: RE: Presque Isle Bay Swim
Great swim.  I can only dream of going that fast for a mile.
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