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Gary PGary P
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I think that race time predictions only become useful when you can actually train at the proposed 4-6x race distance without first fail. For a 500 that would mean you can hold close to 30×75 on target time. For 50’s at least 40x at target time.

Well that’s kinda the crux of this thread; the relative difficulty of 50’s vs 75’s. Coming from the perspective of someone in the water, 40 50’s would be a helluva lot easier than 30, or even 25, 75s at the same pace.

Thanks for the advice on pacing. The race didn’t really unfold for me the way I had envisioned it. I’ve gotta work on better throttle control out of the gate. That’s always been a challenge for me, be it swimming, running, or biking.

I did a little better job pacing my 200:

1 Patrick, Gary 45 IM-IL 2:18.00 2:08.72 20
29.61 1:02.23 (32.62) 1:35.56 (33.33) 2:08.72 (33.16)