2.4 Mile Open Water Swim - Tribe Multisport
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2.4 Mile Open Water Swim - Tribe Multisport - SwimOther
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I lined up on the far right as the lake curves and it seemed like the shortest line to the far marker. It was pretty crowded and there was a good amount of contact for the first 200M. It's funny, contact doesn't bother me at all. Maybe growing up swimming, I feel very comfortable in the water and don't panic. As a kid, we used to try and drown eacthother all the time!
Things spread out on the first 500M down leg but there were still a good amount of people rounding the first 2 turn bouys. The second lap I was very much alone, the front group having gapped me. I just swam a very steady, even pace and effort and never felt like I was pushing. A slight wind did seem to pick up and the lake was a bit choppy. By the thrid lap, I was catching people still on their second and used that to do some drafting and navigating around them. I was forced to almost stop and make major course changes to get around bigger groups, but was able to quickly get back into a good rhythm. Obviosuly, Ironman won't have back marker traffic or as many turns. On the final loop, I picked up my turnover and raised the effort for the last 1000M, but still was well within myself.
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I headed down to Tempe Town Lake around 7:30am so i could get in my long run on the IMAZ course before the race. I ran a full 16.5 miles, two of the three loops, in just under 2 hours, so I had about an hour to recover before the start. I saw lot's of friends down there and it was a really fun scene.
16.5 mile run. :)