I kind of threw in this race late for me. Didn't really have it on the schedule, but since I hadn't raced since the third week in June and Augusta isn't until the end of September, a good Oly distance race the first weekend in August was perfect. Especially since it was just an hour away in Mooresville, NC.
I did this race last year and felt it was kind of a breakout race for me. I wasn't dead last for an OWS for the first time in that race last year. Quite a feat for me! So I had high hopes for this non-wetsuit swim in 90 deg water, especially coming off my 32 min time trial last weekend.
Setup was pretty easy. I had a bagel, a banana and some fig newtons. Put my shoes on my bike with the rubber bands. I hadn't done that in quite some time, but thought I would try it again. Grabbed my goggles and cap (and nose plug) and did a short warmup swim.
Officially 36:03, 37/55 AG, 172/255 OA