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Stevensville, Maryland
United States
Great Chesapeake Bay Swim
76F / 24C
Total Time = 3h 15m
Overall Rank = DNF/
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 3h 15m
  • 5633 meters
  • 03m 28s / 100 meters

DNF- pulled from course at 3:15 at mile 2.5 did not reach mile 4 cut off in allotted time. Got cough in current switch and was making little or no progress the last 1/4 mile or so. I was at my expected pace fro the first two miles (mile 1 @ 37 min, mile 2 at about 1:15) a bit slow to mile 3. However shortly after I stopped for some food and drink the current became a problem and it was all I could do just to stay within the bridges. Tacking like a sailboat taking over an hour to do the 1/2 mile before they pulled me out. Total swim time was what I expected for the full race and I might have even covered the 4.1 with all the "tacking" I did the last 1/2 mile.
What would you do differently?:

Need more practice swimming is strong currents. Race started 10 min late and maybe if swam a bit faster the first half I could have gotten further along before the strong tides hit.
Post race
Warm down:

Boat cruise to finish line

Last updated: 2012-11-23 12:00 AM
03:15:00 | 5633 meters | 03m 28s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: Est distance when pulled 3.5miles
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-06-10 9:02 AM

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Subject: Great Chesapeake Bay Swim - 4.4 Mile

2013-06-11 7:37 PM
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Subject: RE: Great Chesapeake Bay Swim - 4.4 Mile
Well Tsvi, you aimed for the stars... and, like you said, probably did the 4.4 with all the tacking. Pretty impressive in my book and you probably had it except for the current. You'll appreciate a good, short 2 mi swim in a lake in July! Well done! See you at Chris Greene!
2013-06-11 7:47 PM
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Bellingham, WA
Subject: RE: Great Chesapeake Bay Swim - 4.4 Mile
That's quite an effort. Sounds like a very fun, exciting challenge. What were the water temps like?
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