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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
Virginia Master Swim Team
80F / 27C
Total Time = 29m 21s
Overall Rank = 108/147
Age Group = 60-64
Age Group Rank = 7/9
Pre-race routine:

Checked in drank some water had bag of jellies
Event warmup:

Just a little walking
  • 29m 14s
  • 1609 meters
  • 01m 49s / 100 meters
What would you do differently?:

Walk the course pick out land marks would help to know were I was during the race
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not known were I was within the race

Last updated: 2013-03-18 12:00 AM
00:29:14 | 1609 meters | 01m 49s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 0/147
Performance: Average
Suit: janner
Course: South along VB
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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