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Sandpoint, Idaho
United States
Long Bridge Swim
Total Time = 1h 01m 37s
Overall Rank = 193/692
Age Group = M40-49
Age Group Rank = 23/68
Swim
  • 1h 01m 37s
  • 3098 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards
Comments:

First OWS in 5 years + new wetsuit = very rough first 1/2 mile!!

Struggled badly for the first 1/2 mile. Could not get a full breath and ended up on my back multiple times and treading water about 3 times. In the years past when I was racing I never experienced anything like it.... Almost grabbed a kayak to DNF, but eventually snapped out of it and got a bit of a rhythm going. Finally felt somewhat normal for the last 3/4 of a mile.
Glad I did the swim simply because of the future knowledge I'll gain from it.
My time was 12 minutes slower than when I did it in 2008.
What would you do differently?:

Pretty obvious I should've done a few OWS's in the new wetsuit prior to today. :)
Post race
Warm down:

Ice cream & coffee




Last updated: 2012-12-05 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:01:37 | 3098 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/68
Overall: 0/692
Performance: Bad
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Start type: Plus:
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Physical exertion [1-5]
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And yet...you still beat me! Good job continuing even though you felt crummy.
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