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Gecko Hagg Lake Open Water Swim - SwimOther

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Gaston, Oregon
United States
Gecko Triathlon Club
66F / 19C
Total Time = 47m 10s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 27/33
Pre-race routine:

Met a great group of people to car pool. Stopped for coffee and arrived plenty early for one person to do the 800.
Event warmup:

No real warm up because I didn't want to get in the water since it was so cold and people were already doing the 800.
  • 47m 10s
  • 2187 yards
  • 02m 10s / 100 yards

It was a good swim once I got in rythm. I choked once and had a some contact but that is the fun of this sort of race.
What would you do differently?:

My wetsuit in not tri-specific. I ended up having some drag and very cold. Once out of the water I simply froze. Next time, I will at least get my face under water and swim a bit before the start. I also need better clothing at finish to get warm sooner.
Post race
Warm down:

Biked around the lake once. It really was more of a warm-up.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I trained at this pace so wasn't too suprised. Need to train with a rythm for sighting. Also, need to work on drafting more.

Event comments:

Food was great and people are very friendly. Took a bit too long to get results and wet-suit giveaway given the cold.

Last updated: 2010-05-19 12:00 AM
00:47:10 | 2187 yards | 02m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 27/33
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Had a really rough start which pulled my time down. I thought I would find people at the back at my pace but didn't expect people were both slow and also couldn't swim straight... or maybe that is a good description of me.
Suit: Farmer John
Course: Shallow water start with first leg being pretty muddy and shallow. Counter clockwise with about 8 - 10 boeys. The long leg of the swim had more chop and is a bit harder to sight because of the being out toward the middle of the lake.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 3

2010-05-24 3:58 PM

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