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Hermosa Beach, California
United States
International Surf Festival
66F / 19C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 15m 9s
Overall Rank = 545/783
Age Group = M50-54 Swimsuit
Age Group Rank = 57/87
Pre-race routine:

Ran 20.24 miles the day before. Probably enough said there...
Event warmup:

Got in for a couple minutes and acclimated...first time swimming more than a half mile without a wetsuit.
Swim
  • 1h 15m 9s
  • 3520 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards
Comments:

I've swum 2.4 miles in 58F temps and chop in 1:17, so I was shocked by my time today. Didn't do much specific training for this, but all my long pool swims suggested something closer to 1 hour. Long run definitely took a lot out of my kick the last half mile, though. Pleasant swim overall...until the last half mile, then I started to get a bit fatigued and to feel the chill a bit.
What would you do differently?:

Not do a two mile ocean swim the day after a 20+ mile run...
Post race
Warm down:

Walking in sand on the beach helped...calves were really tight.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of specific swim training. Fatigue.

Event comments:

Major institution...over 1000 entrants (most in swimsuit division).




Last updated: 2013-07-31 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:15:09 | 3520 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 57/87
Overall: 545/783
Performance: Below average
Suit: none
Course: South side of Hermosa Beach pier north to north side of Manhattan Beach pier.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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