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Melbourne Beach, Florida
United States
Rotary Club of Melbourne Beach Florida
85F / 29C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 21m 11s
Overall Rank = 87/552
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 12/60
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:10, brewed the coffee and started foam rolling. Eat a bagel with PB at 4:45 with coffee #2. Picked up BD at 5:15 and drove to the event and started the process of getting to T. Ate a Peanut butter Powerbar about 45min before the race started.
Event warmup:

Lot's of hello's!
Swim
  • 11m 21s
  • 598 yards
  • 01m 54s / 100 yards
Comments:

Seconds off last years PR pace, felt great in the water. Had a number of drafting partners.
What would you do differently?:

Duh, more consistent training!
Transition 1
  • 02m 47s
Comments:

1:32 slower than last year and I cannot figure out why. Granted this year I was stuck on an end far off to the side with unbalance T entries and lost my rack for a sec as I ran past it, but really 1:32 min!
What would you do differently?:

Asking for a better T rack next year!
Bike
  • 40m 21s
  • 15.4 miles
  • 22.90 mile/hr
Comments:

Near perfect conditions for racing the bike. Nice cloud cover over the ocean blocked the sun out. Very light tailwind for 7.7 mile then light headwind coming back. No HRM this year as I lost the strap but RPE was pretty dialed in from the trainer. Did a lot of legal drafting, amazing the little benefit you can get from that.
What would you do differently?:

Could have pushed it a bit more in the beginning, was playing it conservative for the 1st 2-3 miles but felt good and picked it up some. Better training consistency would have been faster, never rechecked CP.
Transition 2
  • 25m 37s
Comments:

OK only 12 sec off with the bad rack location. Took a bit to put on the running shoes as I wiped my feet bottoms, then grabbed all my wearable's and left putting my visor and belt as I was running out. Flying dismount was perfect, caught 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?:

Nothing
Run
  • 25m 37s
  • 3.31 miles
  • 07m 44s  min/mile
Comments:

GPS watch wouldn't get started, button has been acting up so I ran naked. Had several guys in AG around me from the start so I made sure not to lose them once my legs came to me after half mile. Was passed by 2 guys that I couldn't re-catch, ran down two others and passed another.
What would you do differently?:

I could have gone out faster, wish I knew my splits because that last mile was fast trying to catch the one guy, came within 5 yards.
Post race
Warm down:

Water, talking and beer!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Inconsistent training and bad T1

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. Didn't think i'd like the new run finish but I did.


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Last updated: 2015-06-09 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:11:21 | 598 yards | 01m 54s / 100yards
Age Group: 29/60
Overall: 243/552
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: New course instead of the triangle with dreaded 1st buoy mess, it was an out and back with a rounded off end that make navigation easy.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:47
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:40:21 | 15.4 miles | 22.90 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/60
Overall: 47/552
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 25:37
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:25:37 | 03.31 miles | 07m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/60
Overall: 107/552
Performance: Good
Course: Rectangular course but with a new finish this year.
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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