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Newport Pier to Pier Swim - Swim

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Newport Beach, CA
United States
Newport Beach Lifeguard Association
Total Time = 44m 33s
Overall Rank = 84/217
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 8/14
Pre-race routine:

Stressed out about the stuff I forgot to bring with me (like bodyglide).
Event warmup:

  • 44m 33s
  • 3520 yards
  • 01m 16s / 100 yards

The race was nice. Good practice for a mass start and a reminder of the types of things I need to pay more attention to.
What would you do differently?:

I should have paid more attention to where I was starting relative to the first buoy. I also should have punched it so that I could get with the right group to draft off of. I was not planning on "racing" the race and then at the end I was pissed for not racing since I really had no good reason not to. Oh well. Next time I will push it a little more. Had trouble navigating. I need to commit to a course and then stick with it. As it was I let myself get pushed too far inside and dealt with a lot more chop than I needed to.
Post race
Warm down:

None. Drank some gatorade and changed out of my suit. Walked the two miles back to the car along the beach.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor starting position and less than aggressive start. Less than optimal route and a lack of drafting.

Event comments:

Fun race...just wish I went faster.

Last updated: 2005-07-13 12:00 AM
00:44:33 | 3520 yards | 01m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/14
Overall: 84/217
Performance: Average
Suit: Speedo
Course: Out along Balboa pier to a buoy then parrallel to shore to just off Newport pier and then back to shore. Water temp felt colder than 66 but it was not an issue.
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Good Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2005-07-13 7:06 PM

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