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Quebec Masters Provincial Swim Champsonships - Swim1650 Freestyle

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Gatineau, Quebec
Total Time = 23m 42s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Masters swim meets don't make great race reports but I'm logging it to remember for next time :-)

I registered for Provincials so I could gauge where my swim was at. In the past I swam a 1500m in a race but had a guy next to me pacing me. I really wanted to try and pace one properly myself. I wanted to be right at the threshold and have an even race.

The coach offered me a set of signals to speed up or slow down but I declined. I wanted to do this by feel.

Event warmup:

Did a 200m warm up and 50 free in a relay. The thing I hate most about swim meets is sitting around waiting for you wave with no idea when it will occur. I ended up starting at 8:30PM
  • 23m 42s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 35s / 100 meters

Did the first 1300 well, pretty even pace, just staying below the red line.
Seriously miscounted (150m short) so when I came to listen for the bell indicating last 50m it never came and I started messing up my flip turns and losing focus and develop bad form.
What would you do differently?:

Count properly. Be a bit more aggressive in the pace per 100m. I am pretty sure I left 15-20 seconds on the table
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I am terrible at pacing. I think this is about as good a job of pacing I have ever done

Event comments:

We were 2 per lane. My lane partner was 78years old, trying to stay under 30min, which he did. Quite the inspiration!

Last updated: 2012-04-12 12:00 AM
00:23:42 | 1500 meters | 01m 35s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
100m: 1:24.89 200m: 1:33.85 300m: 1:35.06 400m: 1:36.22 500m: 1:36.69 600m: 1:37.08 700m: 1:36.10 800m: 1:36.07 900m: 1:35.59 1000m: 1:35.59 1100m: 1:34.95 1200m: 1:35.30 1300m: 1:34.75 1400m: 1:36.07 1500m: 1:34.08
Start type: Dive Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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2012-04-16 9:02 PM

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