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La Jolla, California
United States
59F / 15C
Overcast
Total Time = 37m 47s
Overall Rank = 212/311
Age Group = 19-39
Age Group Rank = 21/
Pre-race routine:

Finding parking was easier than we thought. We drove in the back way along Mission Beach and got one just a few minutes away from the cove.
Event warmup:

Walking around..
Swim
  • 37m 40s
  • 1931 meters
  • 01m 57s / 100 meters
Comments:

1st ocean swim and I nailed it! I had so many fears. Coming in last, deep water, sharks, jellyfish. You name it. It wasn't as rough as last year but the water was colder. The waves further out must have had a 2 feet swell on them. The way the balloons on the buoy kept disapearing proved that for me.
What would you do differently?:

Live in San Diego if I could! Totally!
Post race
Warm down:

My poor friend Shannon was so cold when she got that I had to help her get up the stairs, pick our clothes up and get her something hot to drink. I mean she was shaking so badly.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing really. Perhaps a little bit of "Ocean Fear"

Event comments:

I have been to many, much smaller events than this that have been really bad with organization. This just blew me away. 2000+ swimmers every year and everything is just on time and well done. Best organized race I've ever been too.

The best part about coming back in was the giant flashing beacon they had on the beach. EVERY RACE NEEDS ONE OF THESE!!!!!!!!!!!! So easy to sight! Even over the waves. At one point though I turned to breath and was thrown by a giant wave. Yah, swallowed quite a bit right there. Loved seeing all the tropical fish again on the way in. Those garibaldi's are something spectacular!




Last updated: 2010-08-30 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:37:40 | 1931 meters | 01m 57s / 100meters
Age Group: 21/
Overall: 212/311
Performance: Good
Suit: Not allowed
Course: Triangular course out and back.
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 5

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2010-09-14 10:51 AM

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Elite
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Subject: La Jolla Rough Water Swim


2010-09-14 10:57 AM
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Elite
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Subject: RE: La Jolla Rough Water Swim

I forgot to say that I had originally planned on this taking me an hour.  My last 1 mile swim in a lake was 47 minutes so I did WAY better than I thought.

 

 

Some pics.

 

Start of the teenage girls 1 mile swim.

1st 3 miler swimmer coming in.  58 minutes!!

Someone being pulled from the 3 miler. Water was FREEZING!

Whole boat load of people being pulled.

2010-09-14 11:01 AM
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Royal(PITA)
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Congrats, girl!  YOU ROCKED IT!!!
2010-09-14 11:58 AM
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Nice job, although I am not surprised in the least by your success in the swim.  You are such a strong swimmer!  Maybe next year you'll do the 3 miler???

2010-09-14 12:34 PM
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Medusa_Ann - 2010-09-14 9:58 AM

Nice job, although I am not surprised in the least by your success in the swim.  You are such a strong swimmer!  Maybe next year you'll do the 3 miler???

 

Oh hell no. 

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