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2009-07-13 6:28 PM
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Nice race.

Did any of you get a feeling the swim was too long? Judging from the times of the top swimmers from last year and this year it appears the swim was about 150-200 meters long. I know my swim time was more than I expected. Everything else was OK.


2009-07-13 8:27 PM
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It was nice chatting during one of my several walks portions of the 'run'...hope you get past the injuries soon!

 

2009-07-13 8:32 PM
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I thought I had loafed the swim a bit too much based on my time, but...

2009-07-13 9:52 PM
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While I didn't race the overwhelming feedback I'm hearing is that the swim was long.  Congrats to everyone who did race!
2009-07-15 9:19 AM
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Donskiman - 2009-07-13 5:28 PM Nice race.

Did any of you get a feeling the swim was too long? Judging from the times of the top swimmers from last year and this year it appears the swim was about 150-200 meters long. I know my swim time was more than I expected. Everything else was OK.

I can't judge as I don't have enough experience.  Isn't there a fudge factor with the swims though?  My personal swim was a bit long 'cause I was on the outside of the mob.

2009-07-15 3:15 PM
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AdaBug - 2009-07-15 8:19 AM

Donskiman - 2009-07-13 5:28 PM Nice race.

Did any of you get a feeling the swim was too long? Judging from the times of the top swimmers from last year and this year it appears the swim was about 150-200 meters long. I know my swim time was more than I expected. Everything else was OK.

I can't judge as I don't have enough experience.  Isn't there a fudge factor with the swims though?  My personal swim was a bit long 'cause I was on the outside of the mob.



The fast swimmers were between 2 & 3 minutes slow. That means the slower swimmers may have been 6-8+ minutes slow. If it was only a couple people it would be one thing, but not a single person was under 20 minutes whereas last year many were close to 18 minutes. A guy I know who went about 18:30 last year was about 22:00 this year. Two weeks ago he swam 18:30 in a local Splash & Dash so he hasn't lost any speed. I did the same Splash & Dash in 28:30, but at the Peak I was 33:43(out of the water in 32:40). I don't think either of us suddenly got lots slower.

I don't mind that the swim was long, but it messes up comparisons with past races. I was also slower on the bike than my previous efforts and I think the speed limit was a factor. Not only does the speed limit cost time in that little stretch, but since the speed isn't as great going into the next section it costs time there as well. I hadn't done the Peak for several years and the last time I hit 56 coming down Old Stage.

These little things helped turn what could have been a course PR into a PW. Of course my lack of training was also a factor.


2009-07-15 3:43 PM
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Donskiman - 2009-07-15 2:15 PM
AdaBug - 2009-07-15 8:19 AM

Donskiman - 2009-07-13 5:28 PM Nice race.

Did any of you get a feeling the swim was too long? Judging from the times of the top swimmers from last year and this year it appears the swim was about 150-200 meters long. I know my swim time was more than I expected. Everything else was OK.

I can't judge as I don't have enough experience.  Isn't there a fudge factor with the swims though?  My personal swim was a bit long 'cause I was on the outside of the mob.

The fast swimmers were between 2 & 3 minutes slow. That means the slower swimmers may have been 6-8+ minutes.....................................................................time there as well. I hadn't done the Peak for several years and the last time I hit 56 coming down Old Stage.

These little things helped turn what could have been a course PR into a PW. Of course my lack of training was also a factor.

Well that makes me feel a bit better I just thought I was extra slow this time.

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Holee CRAP 56 mph???  goodness graciousness...

...that sounds like FUN! 

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