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Melbourne Beach, Florida
United States
Rotary Club of Melbourne Beach Florida
83F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 19m 9s
Overall Rank = 68/629
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 9/52
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4, banana and coffee, #2 then out the door to pick up B at 4:45
Event warmup:

  • 11m 23s
  • 598 yards
  • 01m 54s / 100 yards

Great swim for me, fastest to date at this race! Went out quick and caught a nice draft to the 1st buoy then I lost him in the cluster. On the long portion tried to find another set of legs but the two I did find would shift into breast stroke, wtf really. The 2nd guy I end up swimming over his right leg and arm. I was about half way done so I moved over to the small buoys and swam a nice straight line to the 2nd turn. Drafted where ever could pushing the last segment to the pier stairs. Started our with a slow jog on the pier but was running at a decent pace by the time I got to the T1 mat.
What would you do differently?:

Not much other than fight to stay onto the legs I was drafting at the start to the 1st turn. I really should put a bit more effort into training and times will drop more.
Transition 1
  • 01m 15s

T1 was ok, I was off to the right side so had a bit longer track than some others to the exit. Had some issue getting my right shoe clipped in and delayed getting up to speed for a bit.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, wish I had a video of it to see what could be improved at the rack if anything. Over the time is only 3 sec slower than my fastest for this race.
  • 40m 13s
  • 15.4 miles
  • 22.98 mile/hr

Wind and some rain. The wind and rain on the bike didn't bother me a bit, it helped me stay nice and cool. The wind was just off-set enough to be an ever so slight tailwind down and opposite on the way back. I wore my HRM on the bike this year to keep myself away from redlining like I did last year that hurt my run, kept it at 160 +/- which is low Z4. I got caught in a heavy downpour about 1/2 mi or so before turning back onto Oak St but the nice thing was that the wind picked up and shifted a bit to ESE and had a nice tailwind before and back down Oak and in from there.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, stayed to the plan and didn't over cook the legs.
Transition 2
  • 00m 53s

Took long enough to put on the running shoes and then grab all my wearable's and left putting my visor and belt as I was running out. Flying dismount was perfect, was catching two guys coming down the chute into T2 but they were didn't boggle the dismounts to cause a mess.
What would you do differently?:

  • 25m 25s
  • 3.4 miles
  • 07m 29s  min/mile

I saw the clock leaving T2 and knew I had a chance at a sub 1:20 if the run held together. Legs felt good right off but my GPS watch wouldn't lock on at the start so I said screw it and ran my feel with no idea what I was doing. Caught and passed a neighbor before 1 mi and passed 3 guys in AG between 1 and <3.2 miles. After each one I was "running scared" so they wouldn't catch me! Some rain around 2 mile mark was real nice and was able to stay focused all the way in.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, pace goal was 7:45 and blew that away with 7:28.
Post race
Warm down:

Talked with some other athletes at the finish area then found my wife & friends.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

What else, more SBR training! If I do Syr 70.3 next year I should be in great shape for this event.

Event comments:

Plenty of post race food and beer (all free). Much better crowd control and early body marking & chip pickup line was well organized.

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Last updated: 2014-05-09 12:00 AM
00:11:23 | 598 yards | 01m 54s / 100yards
Age Group: 25/52
Overall: 242/629
Performance: Good
Course: Triangular
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:15
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:40:13 | 15.4 miles | 22.98 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/52
Overall: 41/629
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Out and back
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:53
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:25 | 03.4 miles | 07m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/52
Overall: 81/629
Performance: Good
Course: Rectangular course
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2014-06-02 2:52 PM

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Melbourne FL
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Subject: Rotary Pineapple Man Triathlon

2014-06-02 5:28 PM
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Carlsbad, California
Subject: RE: Rotary Pineapple Man Triathlon

Sounds like an awesome race.

Sounds like you really found another gear out on the run and smoked a few competitors AND blew away your CR.

Always nice to see someone in the Masters Group tearing it up and setting personal best times.


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