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Melbourne Beach, Florida
United States
rotarypineappleman.org
~80F / 0C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 30m 8s
Overall Rank = 96/269
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 11/20
Pre-race routine:

Flashback to Friday & Fri night; woke up 3 times with cough fits, acute brochitis, doc did mention something about possible brochitis on Fri AM appointment, but man that came on quick. Exhausted on Sat. Sat night bed at 9:30, 1 tbsp Nyquil, up at 5am when I started coughing. Bowl of cereal and cup of coffee. Left the house at 6am. Thought it started at 7:30 and was surprised at number of bikes already racked by 6:30. Didn't get my coveted end of rack spot. Powerbar at ~ 6:50am.
Event warmup:

Darn brush fires & wind direction. Air was smokey at the race site, just my luck. Biked the run course and noted the 1 & 2 mile points. Had a somewhat difficult time breathing. Got in the water ~5 minutes before the start and started swimming around. Could tell right away this was not going to be uneventful. Everytime I went horizontal I felt my lungs wanting to cough.
Swim
  • 14m 10s
  • 587 yards
  • 02m 25s / 100 yards
Comments:

Ok breathing sucked. Started coughing about 10-20 yards into the swim and right away had a hard time breathing. Stayed with it the best I could considering the circumstances. Started to the far right and went for the buoy. Drafted whenenver I could. Goal was 12-13 minutes total. HR was very high when checked on the pier. Sighting was perfect.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe do one of the kids nebulizer treatments!
Transition 1
  • 02m 1s
Comments:

Slow jogged it up to the T trying to settle down. Heard my kids and saw them and waved as soon as I got off the pier. Amazing how you can pick them out of a crowd like that! Bike rack was crowded. Helmet, glasses, camelback, socks and sneakers. Had an issue putting on a sock and my left thigh started twitching a bit so I took a moment to stretch it before I went out.
What would you do differently?:

Get a better rack spot and learn to do without socks! Get some bike shoes that stay clipped on. Maybe practice some T1's. Ditch camelback when I get a tri-bike and go with an aero-bottle. Missed T1 goal by 30 seconds and was 17/20.
Bike
  • 46m 11s
  • 15 miles
  • 19.49 mile/hr
Comments:

Was passed by a bunch of riders at the start. Didn't freakout and built-up speed. HR was high, bike Z5B but didn't feel like it, stayed with RPE. Air quality improved as the wind direction changed, became a crosswind with more of a tailwind heading out and headwind on the way back. Picked off all but 2 or 3 of the riders that passed me at the beginning. Fluid amount was absolutely perfect, finished all 34 oz with 3 miles to go. Consumed fluid every 5-10 minutes. Caught some other riders at the very end and had to slow going into dismount/T2 entry, used the op to stretch the calfs, thankfully they felt fine.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. More training time needed. Could have used an extra gear (8 speed) on the way back as I was searching for the right gear going into the crosswind. Next year will be on a 10 spd tri-bike.
Transition 2
  • 00m 52s
Comments:

Heard the kids again heading into the T and waved, Kids ran down the fence with me to the bike rack. Had to fiddle a bit to get my new favorite running hat, left it in the bag. Took a few seconds to dump some water on my head before heading out and told them I'd see them in 25 minutes or so. Lost the rubber nose bridge on my sunglasses. T2 time was 9/20 and 7 sec off of goal.
What would you do differently?:

Other than having a better rack spot and having the hat ready, not much. Wanted to glue the nose bridge onto the sunglasses beforehand but forgot.
Run
  • 26m 54s
  • 3.3 miles
  • 08m 09s  min/mile
Comments:

Felt really good right off the bike, lungs didn't bother me and and didn't need any water at the first station outside the T1. 1/4 mile ref was marked and had an 8:15 pace, HR was at Z5a. At 1/2 mile mark, became part of a group of runners that were being caught and catching up. Was passed by a women who said "I love passing all these guys", I decided to pace off of her! Caught up to her at 1.5 miles and BS'd a bit, encouraged one another, and ran together until the last turn. Took 2 cups of water at 2nd station one for the head and other to rinse the mouth, didn't need it. I felt good all the way.
What would you do differently?:

Not much other than more training. It was hot but didn't need any fluids. Stayed focused and ran with my "buddy". It definitely helped to run with someone. Was 50 seconds/mile faster than last year, 36sec/mile slower than my best time 2 years ago but that race was held in cool April.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit. Felt great other than a burning sensation in my lungs. Snacked on some oranges & pineapple, had some water and coffee. Ate my other power-bar on the way home.

Met up with BT'ers Steve and Anthony.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Chest cold, Swim suffered the most from it. Transitions were 30 sec slower than planned. Missed top 10 by 40 seconds.

Event comments:

2006 Comparison Race for Swim and Run events, 2004/5 MTB vs 2006 RB.


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Swimming
00:14:10 | 587 yards | 02m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 17/20
Overall: 0/269
Performance: Below average
HRM was 180 on the pier, that couldn't be right!
Suit:
Course: Trianglular shaped. Long stretch was into the waves.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:01
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:46:11 | 15 miles | 19.49 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/20
Overall: 0/269
Performance:
HR average was 175, peak 179.
Wind: Some
Course: Flat, down and back along A1A. They call it 15 miles, bike said [email protected]
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:52
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:26:54 | 03.3 miles | 08m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/20
Overall: 0/269
Performance: Good
HR average was 179, peak 191
Course: Flat loop
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2006-06-06 11:06 AM

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2006-06-06 11:12 AM
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Great job given how you felt. Healthy and new bike next year = top 10 for sure. Good job!
2006-06-06 10:55 PM
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Great Race considering what your body was going through. Get well and kick it up a notch in the next race!!!
2006-06-07 6:13 AM
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Nicely done ... figures your lungs would fill up when horizontal for the swim.  Nothing like making the process of not drowning more difficult!

Based upon finishing the run strong, it sounds like you paced yourself exactly right by staying just short of the red-line.

Only a couple more months before the 2006 tri-bikes go on sale ...

2006-06-07 10:13 AM
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Good race Don! Way to hang in there with the coughing. Hey, I really like that new baby blue tri top with the fisherman's hat :-)
2006-06-07 4:08 PM
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huengsolo - 2006-06-07 7:13 AM

Only a couple more months before the 2006 tri-bikes go on sale ...

I can't wait that long



2006-06-07 4:15 PM
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cameronw - 2006-06-07 11:13 AM Good race Don! Way to hang in there with the coughing. Hey, I really like that new baby blue tri top with the fisherman's hat :-)

I wish Desoto would get more "manly" with their colors.  But hey for a 5-pocket and $58 closeout I'll take it!

Dude the Desotos hat is awesome.  Sun stays off your head and neck areas, and there's a mesh band along the top that I can feel pulling the heat off my head, I stay very cool in it.  Closeout last year very cheap!

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