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Subject: Brevard Co (Space Coast) BotB Sprint/Oly 9/29

FYI, the annual Battle of the Bridges Sprint/Oly tri is being held this year on Sept 29th.  Great venue and is put on by the Space Coast Tri club around the Indian River Lagoon in North Melbourne/Satellite Beach/Indian Harbor beach.  Most of the roads have been repaved in the past couple of years.  I'm in for the Sprint.

 



2013-08-13 1:28 PM
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I'll be there. I've done the bike route (US-1, Pineda, Patrick, Eau Gallie) and run over the Eau Gallie bridge a few times. It should be lots of fun.
2013-08-17 4:05 PM
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I'm out Cry, I now have a business trip to go on that weekend.  Will instead plan fro the Clermont Horrible 100 (or 70 miles) and a 10k Turkey Trot in Suntree to go hard in.
2013-09-01 8:08 AM
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I'm in for the sprint. I did this one last year. It's a fun race. It was actually my first ever tri and first OWS too which is why I had a 16min (yes MINUTE) 1/4 swim time.

Should go much better this year.
2013-09-21 2:23 PM
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I'm in for the Sprint as well. My last swim in a tri was less than impressive, so after lots of swim drills and sets, I'm looking forward to get a decent swim time in a tri for once.
2013-09-25 5:35 PM
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Picked up my packet. Woohoo!!!


2013-09-27 4:43 PM
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Me too. I'm featured in the pamphlet! Look at the pictures in the middle. I'm the guy running with my hands up at the finish line last year. Number 405!

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2013-09-27 5:09 PM
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Me too. I'm featured in the pamphlet! Look at the pictures in the middle. I'm the guy running with my hands up at the finish line last year. Number 405!

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2013-09-30 5:18 AM
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Me too. I'm featured in the pamphlet! Look at the pictures in the middle. I'm the guy running with my hands up at the finish line last year. Number 405!

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Hey, I recognized you in the corral. We were in the same wave (light blue). I hope you did well. I was afraid that the weather would be like Saturday's. Rainy and gloomy. But, the clouds opened up and made for a great race.

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2013-09-30 9:23 AM
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Race was great! Weather was perfect with almost no wind. I did WAY better this year. Went from 219 overall last year to 55 overall this year. Knocked 23min off my overall time.! Has alot to do with how badly I stank last year, this was my first tri ever in 12, lol. Took 6:30, yes six minutes and thirty seconds off my swim. I'm firmly MOP finally. Feel legit now. Lol.

How did it go for you?
2013-09-30 11:32 AM
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I did well. BotB was my 3rd triathlon. I just started all of this in June.

Finished 4th in my AG and 18th OA. Swimming is my strong point and I was 5th out of the water in our wave (2nd in AG). The bike was decent and was passed by the same number of riders that I passed. So, I figured that it leveled out well. And the run? Well, I'm still working on that. Let's just say that I watched my podium moment slip away very quickly on the final downhill of the bridge. Two guys in my AG flew past me.


2013-09-30 6:58 PM
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Looks like you and I were both in 35-39M. Good job dude! I royally suck at the bike but rode my fastest ever avg pace of 19.2 which is almost 2mph faster than my fastest training rides. Not sure how I managed that. Must've been the great weather.

Do you ever swim with that group behind squid lips on eau galle?
2013-10-01 7:30 AM
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Looks like you and I were both in 35-39M. Good job dude! I royally suck at the bike but rode my fastest ever avg pace of 19.2 which is almost 2mph faster than my fastest training rides. Not sure how I managed that. Must've been the great weather.

Do you ever swim with that group behind squid lips on eau galle?


Yeah, I'm a 35-39 AGer. I noticed that adrenaline is one hell of a boost. I always manage to do everything faster on race day than when training.

I started doing the Wednesday Squid Lips BRICK a few weeks ago. If you've been there, I'm the short guy with a yellow cap with a smiley face on the front.
2013-10-03 7:54 PM
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I'm kind of skeeved out right now with all the bacteria deaths that seem to be popping up in the news. Latest one was Indian River.
2013-10-03 7:54 PM
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I'm kind of skeeved out right now with all the bacteria deaths that seem to be popping up in the news. Latest one was Indian River.
2013-10-04 6:53 AM
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I read, last night, about the two fishermen that were infected in the Indian River. I'll fend off sharks in the ocean before I get back in that water.

BTW, Running Zone is no longer doing the swim on Wednesday evening. It's better that they don't.



2013-10-04 11:18 AM
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Originally posted by vertseven

I read, last night, about the two fishermen that were infected in the Indian River. I'll fend off sharks in the ocean before I get back in that water.

BTW, Running Zone is no longer doing the swim on Wednesday evening. It's better that they don't.

It's over-hype on something that's been occurring for ever.  It a concern for those with suppressed immune systems, open lesions and a warning not to eat raw sea food out of the lagoon.  If your on Facebook get on the local "It's a triathlon - Suck it up! " page and you'll see most everyone is blah about the reports.  Plenty of local triathletes are swimming of Rotary park in Suntree and Melbourne Beach pier & ocean until all of the tri's ore over in Nov.  RZ stops the Wed night stuff after BoTB every year. 
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