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Rotary Pineapple Man Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
United States
Melbourne Beach Rotary
Total Time = 2h 07m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 4/4
Pre-race routine:

SOO nervous for my first race - woke up early and ate oatmeal...hopped in the car and drove to the site.
Event warmup:

Mini run and short swim. Too nervous and hot to do too much.
  • 15m
  • 528 yards
  • 02m 50s / 100 yards

Got a slow start and got stuck behind a slow group. Would have liked to have been more agressive, but I wasn't going to push it on my first race. Couldn't find anyone to draft off of too well. Boys and nav were ok.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more in open water (as always!)
Transition 1
  • 01m 41s

Felt good out of the water - long jog down pier. Got dressed fast!! It was better than I expected!
What would you do differently?:

Practice clipping in more - still new to the shoes
  • 1h 02m 51s
  • 15 miles
  • 14.32 mile/hr

Tired the first half, felt great on the way home (is that mental? lol)

Passing ppl was a great buzz - opposite for getting passed of course
What would you do differently?:

Practice more!!! Need to get more comfy on the aero bars too
Transition 2
  • 01m 27s

Should have put on my socks!! But it just looked like so much work! I regretted it in the run! Otherwise felt ok.
  • 45m
  • 3.3 miles
  • 13m 38s  min/mile
Post race
Warm down:

Basked in the glow of not finishing totally last! I will always wear my Red Sox Visor cause at the end all I heard was "Go Sox" and "Yeah Boston" at the finish :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat, water, carbs...need more practice...

Event comments:

I think I'm hooked!!! Everyone was so helpful and encouraging. Mad props to the guy whose bike broke but gave me the thumbs up as I rode by - I felt your pain...thanks for the encouragement.

Last updated: 2006-06-15 12:00 AM
00:15:00 | 528 yards | 02m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Speedo Swimsuit
Course: Out and around 2 bouys, start and leave from dock.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:41
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:02:51 | 15 miles | 14.32 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 0/
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back, almost straight shot down A1A
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:27
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:45:00 | 03.3 miles | 13m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/
Hit the wall - I was hot and didn't have enough energy. Could have pushed through it mentally but I didn't want to totally overheat. I was most disappointed in this part of the race. Learned a lot for next time. Also regretted the left foot was soaked in blood from a popped blister by the end of it!!
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-06-15 8:35 PM

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2006-06-17 6:48 AM
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Subject: RE: Rotary Pineapple Man Triathlon

Congratulations on your first race!  Sounds like you had A LOT of fun!!!!  Way to go!!!


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