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Rumson, New Jersey
United States
Sandy Hookers Tri Club
70F / 21C
Total Time = 35m 15s
Overall Rank = 115/296
Age Group = M 19&U
Age Group Rank = 6/11
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 500 and took a shower then had some oatmeal and water. We left by 545 because the race location was about 90 minutes from us.
Event warmup:

Got in the water about an hour before my wave started. I swam around for about ten or so minutes. The water was pretty cold but I decided not to wear a wetsuit because this was a prep race for an Olympic triathlon in July and I won't swim in a wetsuit during than race. Big mistake.
  • 35m 15s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

This race was strictly a training race to get better OWS practice. The results are a little skewed because the chip timing system was faulty so they asked people to send their times in. You gotta expect some people to lie so take the results with a grain of sand. Nevertheless, I learned a lot during the swim today.

My line to the first bouy was perfect. I had fairly clean water until the bouy when things crowded together, but they thinned out pretty soon afterwards. For the entire swim my line was nearly perfect. I sighted every five or six strokes and managed to swim straight unlike some of my other races. My only trouble was on the turnaround a little halfway through when I got disoriented and swam a little off line.

My breathing was relaxed and under control for the first 25 minutes or so but then the water's temperature started to take a toll on me. The water was really cold and my legs started to tighten up. My kick really failed me the last 600 meters or so and I slowed down, but that is expected since my longest continous swim before this race was only 1640 yards.

I think I had a solid race and learned a lot from this workout. Hopefully I can duplicate this type of swim in my Olypimic swim, but just go much faster. I had no sense of urgency in this race.
What would you do differently?:

Wear a wetsuit.
Post race
Warm down:

I came out of the water a little disoriented and it took me about five minutes of walking to feel better. I wanted to get back home so I cooled off with a hose and headed back for the car. Probably should have done a cool down swim, but some of the 2.4er's were still swimming and I didn't think I was allowed in the water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of endurance training, didn't "race" this.

Last updated: 2009-05-20 12:00 AM
00:35:15 | 2112 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/11
Overall: 115/296
Performance: Good
Course: Large L shaped course. Out 200 yards, left about 1000, and then back in a similiar route through the port.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-06-08 5:28 PM

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2009-06-08 7:17 PM
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West Chester, Ohio
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Great way to get over OWS heebie jeebies   Looks like you had a good race oveall and learned a lot to put in for your Oly.

2009-06-08 8:46 PM
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Nice race! There were definitely some chilly patches in the river!

2009-06-09 7:26 PM
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Liverpool, New York
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Awesome job!!!!

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