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5280 - Swim

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
United States
FS Series
71F / 22C
Total Time = 35m 47s
Overall Rank = 80/108
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Nice to not have the race start at the crack of dawn. Woke up sans alarms, had breakfast and got my ride from Linda. Had a lovely chat on the way there.
Event warmup:

We had to swim to the swim start so I got a nice little warm up. I'm not usually a big one on swim warm ups but I think this was a good thing. Certainly helped with the shock of the water down the suit.
  • 35m 47s
  • 1760 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

The down side about swimming in the lakes in NC is they are so murcky you can't see any feet to draft from until you are close enough to get kicked! Oh well.

I haven't swam since the Trianlge Ortho Sprint 2 weeks ago but I'm very pleased with this performance. My sighting was dead on, I actually had to swim around the buoys or I would have hit them. The water was extremely calm and a perfect temperature. My wetsuit fit was a little wonky but overall I did well. I'm not positive but I think I took 2 minutes off my best time.
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out with Linda and Doug and cheered them on for their awards. FS gives out cool stuff. Another perk for the FS Series. Glad to hear they've added more swim races. I'll be sure to be there.

Last updated: 2012-05-14 12:00 AM
00:35:47 | 1760 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/108
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
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?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2012-05-14 8:15 AM

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Apex, north carolina
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2012-05-14 8:57 AM
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Extreme Veteran
NW Georgia
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Congrats on a great race and a new PR!  Sounds a lot like swimming in Georgia lakes.
2012-05-14 9:13 AM
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Silverton, Oregon
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Congratulations, Tracy! Sounds like a fun race!
2012-05-14 9:14 AM
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, Utah
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Congrats on the PR. You did awesome. I wish there more OW races here.



2012-05-15 7:22 PM
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metro west, MA
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Great job sighting! Sounds like a fun time!
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