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Columbia Crossing - SwimOther

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Pasco, Washington
United States
3 Rivers Road Runners
70F / 21C
Total Time = 37m 54s
Overall Rank = 15/49
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 4/10
Pre-race routine:

We got there relatively early. We weren't sure where the place was at 1st but in the end it was extremely easy to find...thanks to the Subaru in front of us with TRIATHLON stickers all over it :)

Made sure to get a decent heads up on the course and tips on how to swim it as it was my 1st time. Great bunch of people that swam it. Lots of kids. Youngest was 13!!!!!!!
Event warmup:

Coffee and a danish. Is there any other way?
  • 37m 54s
  • 2640 yards
  • 01m 26s / 100 yards

Ranking is out of women's only. There were 2 x 10th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 28th, 29th, 32nd. Don't remember anyone being behind me or in front of me when I got except a man to my right, but I beat him. Bwahahahahahahaah.
What would you do differently?:

Lose weight to fit the suit better, it was so constricting! Ouch. I mean I know it's supposed to be tight, but are my boobs supposed to be behind my ear?
Post race
Warm down:

Getting out my wetsuit should have been an entirely different event. Holy crap!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My beer belly.

Event comments:

$10 entry fee, beautiful location, great temps and a calm river. Fabulous road trip event too. Highly recommend.

Last updated: 2011-09-04 12:00 AM
00:37:54 | 2640 yards | 01m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/10
Overall: 15/49
Performance: Good
Course: Diagonal. Downstream. Had to avoid the island in the middle. Easy. Also the river current just seemed to take me. I nailed the direction to the 1st sighting and just swam from there, every time I looked up the buoy and the guys in t-shirts got closer and closer. There were 3 men behind me, 1 to my left, right and right up my arse. Soon got rid of all of them once I spotted the fellas in bright yellow t shirts. Aw yeah. Chicks rule btw. lol
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Post race
Weight change: %
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] 5

2011-09-12 12:30 PM

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