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Catfish Open Water Swim - SwimOther

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Cupertino, California
United States
J&A Productions
Total Time = 35m 38s
Overall Rank = 84/172
Age Group = F20-29
Age Group Rank = 14/15
Pre-race routine:

Nothing fancy: bowl of cereal and some water.
Event warmup:

Swam around for a few minutes in the reservoir, stretched--the usual.
  • 35m 34s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

Ended up with a pretty bad chafe/burn on my neck from the strap of my tri top. Not sure how to fix that, other than bodyglide and/or altering my stroke.
What would you do differently?:

Bodyglide my neck!!! And probably stretch my arms a bit better.
Post race
Warm down:

Stagger out of the water. :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Probably should have stretched my trapezius & biceps a bit more. And, you know, train more.

Event comments:

I'm kind of amazed that I PRed on my pace. I haven't been swimming nearly as much as I should, and I hadn't gotten enough sleep over the last few nights. I thought I was going to have a terrible race, but I ended up with a faster pace than I had on my last OWS race (for which I was much more prepared).

Last updated: 2007-07-02 12:00 AM
00:35:34 | 2112 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 0/172
Performance: Good
Suit: TYR tri top & shorts
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
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? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2007-07-23 12:41 PM

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