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Gecko Hagg Lake Open Water Swim - SwimOther

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Gaston, Oregon
United States
Gecko Triathlon Club
85F / 29C
Total Time = 43m 13s
Overall Rank = 191/212
Age Group = <40
Age Group Rank = 48/53
Pre-race routine:

Long night without sleep listening to neighbors talk loudly. Trying to get baby to sleep for about 2 hours in the middle of the night. Small breakfast. No Coffee because all coffee shops were closed on drive to race.
Event warmup:

10 minutes of getting used to water, short swim and treading water.
  • 43m 13s
  • 2187 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

Had a real tough time. This swim was a prep swim for some other tri's this year and I really struggled. The course and event were good but the start was really messy and I really struggled getting a rhythm. I feel good physically but breathing and navigation were really hard.
What would you do differently?:

Eat better, different wetsuit (farmer john) which is less restrictive on shoulders. My expectations for seeming forward progress also need to change and I need to focus on rhythm rather than perception. More pool and open water time needed.
Post race
Warm down:

Bike for 20 miles (2 laps around lake) followed by great lunch. I really liked the fact that the race nicely accommodated bike time.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training and skill

Event comments:

Nice race. Would like more fluid option before and after race.

Last updated: 2009-05-28 12:00 AM
00:43:13 | 2187 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 48/53
Overall: 191/212
Performance: Bad
Suit: Full
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-06-01 11:08 AM

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