Saturday, August 7, 2010

Open Water 1 mile swim race

Open water swim race went well. Did a 1 mile swim in 35:27 which was good enough for 3rd place in my age group. Clearly the real swimmers were entered in the 2 mile race that went off at the same time for me to actually place. It was so much fun though. This was the nicest lake i've ever seen. you could see right through the water. no weeds, wasn't gross at all. you could see the fish you were swimming with. I would swim here all the time if I could. It was an in water start but because it went off with the two It was really congested. I actually got caught swimming over the swim line for the start. There was a decent amount of contact all the way through the first couple of buoys. Initially just not enough room then from people just breaking into breast stroke. I have no idea why you would need to do this that early in a race but whatever. I don't really mind getting kicked but the elbow to the face had me drinking some lake water. I definitely swam some extra yardage as my sighting wasn't that great. I felt like the buoys were so far apart and there were not many of them so I just trying to keep swimming at them. I actually had a kayaker redirect me once as I was getting offline. I need to improve my swimming so much from the sighting to the technique. I never felt tired even when I was done but I just don't feel like I swim well. I more feel like I am in good enough shape to muddle through it somehow. I took a banana and vega shape for post race food. Had a vega bar in the car but I had a headache by the time I got home. Not enough food/water. I am going to have to start bringing most food with me to this kind of stuff. I felt crappy til after I ate. Then I couldn't get my bike on my trainer tonight so I missed my bike workout. I am going to ride a tri course I have for a race in a couple of weeks early tomorrow morning.

vega wfo w.coconut water
vega vibrnacy bar
dark chocolate peanut butter
grit tofu
mango, pineapple, peach smoothie w vega vibrnacy bar
waffle and tempeh bacon

1 comment:

  1. Mary, you haven't replied on the comment few days ago, which coconut water do you prefer? Please.