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Madison Open Water Swim (MOWS) - Swim

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Madison, Wisconsin
United States
73F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 14m 46s
Overall Rank = 45/208
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/12
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5am, ate a bowl of granola, piece of toast with PB,cup of coffee. Drove to race site,walked around with my wife showing her some of the IMWI spots to be in a few weeks. Picked up my packet, went to pre-race meeting.
Event warmup:

  • 1h 14m 46s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards

This was a practice for IMWI. I am very happy with my results! I was expecting to go 1:45 so I was shocked to see my time when I finally came out of the water. I got run over, feet grabbed and more than a few tried to squeeze me out of my line, but I held my line for the most part. I focused on full strokes and kicked hard and passed about 4-5 swimmers including someone in my ag that got 4th!
What would you do differently?:

Push harder. I think I could have taken the number 2 spot. And stayed around to collect my hardware! :(
Post race
Warm down:

Got out, stood around talking to Steve, Dave, Matt, Tony, Linda, Lisa, Neil, and Ben.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Shoot, I may do this again just to see how fast I can do it!

Last updated: 2010-06-19 12:00 AM
01:14:46 | 4224 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/12
Overall: 45/208
Performance: Good
Suit: Fulll suit-Xterra Vortex 3
Course: IMWI course,2 loops counterclockwise.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-08-21 3:39 PM

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Lafayette, IN
Subject: Madison Open Water Swim (MOWS)

2010-08-24 4:00 PM
in reply to: #3056600

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Marshfield Wi
Subject: RE: Madison Open Water Swim (MOWS)
Great swim Greg! 30 min faster than expected is awsome. Great confidence boost for IM.
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