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Great Hudson River Swim - SwimOther

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New York, New York
United States
Manhattan Islan Foundation
73F / 23C
Total Time = 46m 18s
Overall Rank = 82/208
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got there about an hour before the race. Hung out with Dad and my son. Got into my suit and ate a gel with about 20 minutes to go.
Event warmup:

  • 46m 18s
  • 2288 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

The current was pretty solidly against us, which made some of the longer stretches between bouys seem endless-- you'd swim for what seemed like forever and the landmarks didn't look any closer. Still, I kept a steady pace, passed a fair number of people. I caught a couple of packs but didn't stay with anyone for too long. Finally turned into the marina side by side with another guy. We both started sprinting for the finish and I beat him to the timing mat by about 2 seconds. It's the little things...
What would you do differently?:

Not much. It was ok. I did fine considering the conditions. Swimming against the current sux.
Post race
Warm down:

Got my swag bag and ate some food, then chilled out for a while and went to lunch with my cheering section.

Event comments:

NYC Swim puts on a great race. I enjoyed this race as much as last year, and I'd do it again.

Last updated: 2010-04-12 12:00 AM
00:46:18 | 2288 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/208
Performance: Good
Suit: 2XU Comp2 Full
Course: Mostly straight course from Christopher St. Pier to Battery Park
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2010-06-06 10:18 PM

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