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Race Result

Racer: Erik Melis
Race: Jim McDonnell Lake Swim Clinic
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2008
Location: Reston, VA
Race Type: Swim - Open Water (Other)
Age Group: Male 50 - 54
Time: 0:36:15
Comment: Nice swim practice...

Race Report:

Having the chance to practice open-water swimming and sighting without the pressure of racing was a nice distraction. Water was chilly but a 'little' warmer than Columbia last weekend. Managed to stay on line for the most part even though the smallish buoys were hard to sight on. It did give me the opportunity to practice sighting on landmarks. Was able to get a decent rhythm established (at least decent for me) and practice my roll and reach. Distacne a little longer than Columbia and only did it a little slower so I'm pleased. It was also nice to be able to preview the swim course for the REston Tri for this fall. Nice way to start a weekend full of scheduled workouts.