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Melbourne Beach, Florida
United States
Melbourne Beach Rotary
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 26m 2s
Overall Rank = 130/720
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 14/43
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:45, usual AM routine of coffee, bagel w/PB and a banana. Dis some roller and easy stretching
Event warmup:

  • 13m 32s
  • 598 yards
  • 02m 16s / 100 yards

With the lack of training just went out to have fun and be steady, did better than I thought I would. Planned for a 14-15 T1 mat time. Had a few issues with swimmers I was drafting stopping and running into them. Also, after 1st buoy had the luck getting stuck behind a guy doing full breast stroke and to go wide around him. He was pissing off a lot of swimmers.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 13s

21/43, 218/720. Longer than it felt,not sure where I lost the time, think it was the fact that my rack was right at the T1 entrance, literally 2-3 yards away and had a long run with the bike with the bike shoes on. Some day I'll learn to jump on and get up to speed with the shoes already mounted.
  • 41m 45s
  • 15.4 miles
  • 22.13 mile/hr

This surprised me, last ride was 2 weeks ago. Used the light tailwind to push 23-25mph on the out and fought the tail wind for 20-22 on the return. Felt good the whole way, no leg issues at all.
What would you do differently?:

Train and go faster!
Transition 2
  • 00m 49s

7/43, 106/720. Had another great jumping off the bike into a full run into T2 to the rack. Slipped on the shoes grabbed my belt and visor and was out.
What would you do differently?:

  • 28m 44s
  • 3.4 miles
  • 08m 27s  min/mile

Bad run for me. Missed the 1/4 & 1/2mi markers I used in the past and went off of HR which was a mistake, thought 170 was high which is for a stand alone run Z4). But didn't think about running off of the bike with an elevated HR, pushed 180-188 after 2nd water station when I thought about the RPE wasn't close to being a 7-8. Lesson learned, forget the HRM next time and pay attention to the early distance markers.
What would you do differently?:

Run harder, really could have thinking about it in hindsight.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit after finding my wife, water, massage, then had some pizza and beer and bs'd with the guys.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of committed training

Event comments:

Had a 15 min late start due to fire rescue/life guard issue.

Last updated: 2010-11-30 12:00 AM
00:13:32 | 598 yards | 02m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 34/43
Overall: 310/720
Performance: Average
Includes long run up the pier to T1 mat. Watch got messed up up during the swim with a couple of lap hits and stoppage. Need a new watch for tri's as same thing happened last fall.
Course: Triangle. Course this year was extended a bit from 525y (0.3mi to 598y (0.34mi)
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:13
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:41:45 | 15.4 miles | 22.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/43
Overall: 61/720
Performance: Good
Race pace was 21.55 using 15.0 miles as course distance. Advertised course was 15.4 and bike was 15.32 with me starting the computer just before the first turn after mounting and getting up to speed and also with T2 to rack run transition distance added in. Using the 15.4 mile distance instead.
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back on A1A
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:49
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:44 | 03.4 miles | 08m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 22/43
Overall: 209/720
Performance: Below average
Missing or poorly placed mile markers, missed them all. Someone said 2 mile marker was half up some ones yard by bushes.
Course: rectangular
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-06-05 6:34 PM

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Melbourne FL
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Subject: Rotary Pineapple Man Triathlon

2011-06-06 6:49 AM
in reply to: #3533686

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Liverpool, New York
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Subject: RE: Rotary Pineapple Man Triathlon

congrats D!

you made it through in spite of the lack of training and did well!

nicely done



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