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port moody, bc, British Columbia
Vancouver Open Water Association
Total Time = 1h 17m 1s
Overall Rank = 46/124
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 6/8
Pre-race routine:

Coffee, Vector then a drive to the lake. Got goose bumps thinking about the distance.
Event warmup:

Did a short warm up of about 400 meters to try to hine the right stroke.
  • 1h 17m 1s
  • 4000 meters
  • 01m 56s / 100 meters

Eh, what can I say. Raced with a bunch of swimmers. I tried to keep up with a bunch of guys that were WAAAAY faster than I was and I was spent by 15 minuted in.I got a big cramp in my chest and had to slow down. Looking at my final time, I may have slowed down too much. Oh well, I really did learn stuff today, heart rate, pace, intensity off the start and I got in some great drafting today as well. Super glad I did this race today even though I was at the back of my AG, but again I was swimming against some pretty strong swimmers.
What would you do differently?:

Better start and maybe push a tiny bit harder. I don;t know if my swim training has been as strong as it could be.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate some free food, hung out and talked to some people I know then took off for a bike ride. What a GREAT day!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The fact that this race is in water.

Last updated: 2009-07-01 12:00 AM
01:17:01 | 4000 meters | 01m 56s / 100meters
Age Group: 6/8
Overall: 8/124
Performance: Good
Course: 2 Loops of a 2000 meter course
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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] 3

2009-07-02 12:27 AM

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Port Moody, BC
Subject: Canada Day Challenge

2009-07-02 11:14 AM
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2009-07-02 12:18 PM
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Victoria, BC
Subject: RE: Canada Day Challenge
I don't even dream about swimming that far - you rock, Haz!
2009-07-02 1:24 PM
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Calgary, Alberta
Subject: RE: Canada Day Challenge
I'd love to find such a race in my area - congrats!
2009-07-02 11:35 PM
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Pitt Meadows, BC
Subject: RE: Canada Day Challenge
Nice seeing you again Chris. Now get back into your training!!
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