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National Harbor open water race 9/18
CREATED: 09/17/11 by sewert12 REPLIES: 7
sewert12's ravatar sewert12    JOINED: 5/21/10    POSTS: 97
National Harbor open water race 9/18
POSTED: 9/17/11 1:18 PM

The water is good to go so Wave One is still holding their open water race tomorrow. They are offering 1.25K, 5K, and 10K distances. There will be a group of us from the club out there racing the 5K. You can register online until 3PM today or onsite tomorrow morning.

http://www.swimforthepotomac.com/index.html

morunner66's ravatar morunner66    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 686
RE: National Harbor open water race 9/18
POSTED: 9/19/11 9:47 AM

Any reports - I understand from my friends who are water quality specialists that it takes a while for the 3rd eye to appear.

HappyRunner's ravatar HappyRunner    JOINED: 1/15/11    POSTS: 176
RE: National Harbor open water race 9/18
POSTED: 9/19/11 5:56 PM

Impressive number of school-age kids without wetsuits. Made me feel old and wimpy, but not so wimpy that I took my wetsuit off.

Pre-race briefing included claims that the water was "the best it looked all summer" and "flushed clean by the storm." Probably not the best choice of words and definitely a "doth protest too much" moment.

But no race results/times posted yet despite a sparse crowd. You'd think the 3rd eye would make compiling the results easier.

jameswilson's ravatar jameswilson    JOINED: 4/11/10    POSTS: 91
RE: National Harbor open water race 9/18
POSTED: 9/20/11 9:08 PM

Well, I didn't finish last in the 5k swim, so that's something. :)

But seriously, I'm not sure if was due to the 2.5 hour run I did after or what, but I've got a sinus infection that started Sunday night, and was full blown Monday morning.

Starting to feel better today. Stupid dirty water!

morunner66's ravatar morunner66    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 686
RE: National Harbor open water race 9/18
POSTED: 9/21/11 9:01 AM

Watch that sinus infestion. Bad sinus infections can go quickly to bronchitis and you would need to see a DR and get antibiotics, inhaler and steroids.

HappyRunner's ravatar HappyRunner    JOINED: 1/15/11    POSTS: 176
Race Results
POSTED: 9/27/11 10:50 AM

Any truth to the rumor that WaveOne lost the race results? Has my $50 gone down the drain?

nelsb7p0's ravatar nelsb7p0    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 397
RE: National Harbor open water race 9/18
POSTED: 9/27/11 7:16 PM

Just checked snopes.com and it appears to be FALSE!

Results have been posted...
http://www.swimforthepotomac.com/

Glad to see that I finished 1st in my AG. Oh wait, I was the only one in my AG and got beat by three 17 year olds, three 16 years olds and yes, two 15 year olds. Looks like I'll be hitting the pool in the off-season!

ncrcoach's ravatar ncrcoach    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1028
RE: National Harbor open water race 9/18
POSTED: 9/27/11 11:57 PM

Brady, don't settle yourself short. Swimming is pretty much all those kids do.

And to add to the sinus infection. I was at Sandy Point the day after Nations. A few days after I came down with a serious flu-lke cold, followed by a sinus infection. There was not a sign posted not to swim, but it did not look and seem comfortable to swim there.

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