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Bivalve, Maryland, Maryland
United States
Nanticoke River Swim & Triathlon Association
Total Time = 2h 27m 59s
Overall Rank = 72/74
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 2/2
Pre-race routine:

Bananas& coffee. W the later start I had actual breakfast too a few hrs earlier.
Event warmup:

If I got into the water for warm up, i'm not sure I would have been able to talk myself back into the water again for the race! I had to swim head up w my face out of the water for a bit as it was.
  • 2h 27m 59s
  • 5280 yards
  • 02m 48s / 100 yards

I just don't have the speed to out run a 1.5mph current! Makes this course tough for me, when I can do the distance& even longer. Despite the time, I feel like I did better w staying on course this year v last year. Just felt like a treadmill w no forward progress on that second leg& constantly zig raging to stay on course for the third leg. First lap was the same, but not nearly so much of a struggle as the second lap!
What would you do differently?:

Swim more than a dozen times training for the race. Get in a few longer swims. Not do a half marathon the day before.


Been happening to me my whole life, was just a matter of time before this happened it a race. Based on my first name someone assumed I was a GUY and put me in the m 30-34 age group rather than the F 30-34 age group.
Post race
Warm down:

Almost cried I hurt so bad. Just under trained& sore. Mostly it was just panic. After I ate& warmed up again I realized it was even all over soreness.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Half marathon the day before, training was too little too late for this. Adequate for Tris, but not longer stuff like this.

Event comments:

The race director is great& changed a lot this year to make it better. More buoys for sighting, more pre race info as to current & water temp. He's doing what he can, I think I just don't swim fast enough to outrun the current here. Or I am, but just barely. And the race is frustrating and long and mentally hard. Physcially ok since I've always finished and made the cut offs.

Last updated: 2011-04-27 12:00 AM
02:27:59 | 5280 yards | 02m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/2
Overall: 0/74
Performance: Average
Didn't wear the hem monitor
Suit: regular speedo
Course: As tough as last yr, they announced the same 1.5 mph current they told us about last year. Course itself is 2 laps of a triangle shaped course. W the current for the forts leg of the triangle. Basically against it for the second leg, & broadsided by it for the third leg. Really struggle the most on the third leg b/c it pushes you off course. Second leg was slow& frustrating, but@ least you stay on course.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-05-05 11:26 AM

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