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Stevensville, Maryland
United States
Great Chesapeake Bay Swim
73F / 23C
Overcast
Total Time = 2h 14m 24s
Overall Rank = 223/572
Age Group = M 50-54
Age Group Rank = 41/97
Pre-race routine:

Chatted up some of the veteran racers about race logistics, strategy. Tried to hydrate.
Event warmup:

5 minutes of light swimming
Swim
  • 2h 14m 24s
  • 7081 meters
  • 01m 54s / 100 meters
Comments:

This was an incredible experience. I have never done a swim anything like this before. I felt good the entire time, faded a little bit over the last 1 - 1.5 miles. Current started to pull us a little to the right near the end, but not too bad.

I tried to treat this like an experience rather than a hard core race. I think I could have pushed harder and gone a little faster, but never having gone this far I tried to pace myself a little. There were a LOT of great swimmers there and I'm proud of my performance.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate, showered.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim technique and my training yardage was probably a little low for this event.

Event comments:

Very, very well run event with tons of support on the water. Highly recommend this for anyone looking for a memorable open water challenge.




Last updated: 2013-06-10 12:00 AM
Swimming
02:14:24 | 7081 meters | 01m 54s / 100meters
Age Group: 41/97
Overall: 97/572
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless wetsuit
Course: Amazing course across the Chesapeake Bay in between the twin spans
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding:
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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