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oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: Tofer
Date: August 13, 2006 01:35PM
I was all psyched to use my Nike + iPod gear for the triathlon run today, and I did. It was great. But I got to the end and was putting my stuff away when the guy next to me cautioned that I needed to be careful I didn't get caught with them. Turns out you can't use headphones on any part of the race. Hmm. Well, the results aren't out yet, but I may (should) have received at least a time penalty, or possible disqualification. We'll see.

I guess for next time I'll have to figure out how to use them without the headphones, at least for the pedometer part. I think the iPod knows when headphones are connected, and it stops when they are disconnected.

Anyway, as for the race, it went well, except for the swim, which really kicked my butt. One mile is too much for me at this point, I'm afraid.

-Tofer
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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: Jp!
Date: August 13, 2006 01:49PM
That running crap will kill you.
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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: samintx
Date: August 13, 2006 03:02PM
Don't run..fly...you can take your iPOD on the plane...and it is easier on your knees
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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 13, 2006 03:13PM
Man invented wheels for a reason...use a bike for the running stretch. It is faster and easier ;)



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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: spearmint
Date: August 13, 2006 03:20PM
You can't take that iPod on the plane anymore.




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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: davester
Date: August 13, 2006 03:27PM
I did some triathlons when I was younger, and I agree, that swim is rough. The ones I did were in cold lake water and the roughest part is dealing with all the other people trying to elbow you out of the way and swim over the top of you. Generally the swim was out and back, so getting around those turn buoys was like a free-for-all rumble in the water.



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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: swampy
Date: August 13, 2006 03:28PM
You can't take that iPod on the plane anymore.

I think that only if you are flying to or from over seas.



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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: Spiff
Date: August 13, 2006 03:53PM
Tooth paste is outlawed on planes, now. Laptops are banned on international flights for carry-on stuff. Still ok to do it here in the US. Not looking forward to the day that laptops are banned in the US on planes...
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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: jimbrady
Date: August 13, 2006 03:55PM
any old mini-jack plug inserted in the phones jack should tell the iPod its phones are connected (if that's necessary after all).



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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: August 13, 2006 04:03PM
Why wont they allow iPods in the race? What's next, no sunscreen?




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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 13, 2006 04:43PM
>>Why wont they allow iPods in the race?

Listening to Jock Jams might count as a performance enhancing substance.



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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: August 13, 2006 04:57PM
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>>Why wont they allow iPods in the race?

Listening to Jock Jams might count as a performance enhancing substance.

Are you serious?




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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 13, 2006 09:35PM
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M A V I C
Why wont they allow iPods in the race? What's next, no sunscreen?

because when the race help is screaming at the yahoo newbies to be careful about the XXX up ahead, or the oncoming traffic or whatever, they can't hear, and get hurt.

or when the slow people are slogging along, and the fast people blow past on the left, and courteously call out "on your left" as a polite safety warning, and the newbie veers off to the left for whatever unknown reason and now takes them both out...

want me to go on?

anyone have any tri questions, let me know and I can ask the wife. She is regionally ranked in sprints/olympics and half-irons. She just did a double century bike ride last month in 15 hours too.

We just got back from Canada, where she swam from BC to Washington State this morning. 2.4 miles in about 53 minutes (official time not posted yet). yes, Puget Sound is cold. [www.triwithoutborders.com]

toffer, a mile swim? longish olympic course, or short half iron?



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 08/13/2006 09:38PM by Racer X.
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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: August 13, 2006 09:58PM
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because when the race help is screaming at the yahoo newbies to be careful about the XXX up ahead, or the oncoming traffic or whatever, they can't hear, and get hurt.

or when the slow people are slogging along, and the fast people blow past on the left, and courteously call out "on your left" as a polite safety warning, and the newbie veers off to the left for whatever unknown reason and now takes them both out...

want me to go on?

That make sense. Still, with these things tending to be so long, I don't think I'd ever do one without music.




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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 13, 2006 10:04PM
I've never been to a long one, my wife is too fast winking smiley
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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: davester
Date: August 13, 2006 10:28PM
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M A V I C
That make sense. Still, with these things tending to be so long, I don't think I'd ever do one without music.

It's a race, not a jog. Personally, I'd find it hard to focus on the competition if I had music playing in my ears.



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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: August 13, 2006 11:17PM
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davester
It's a race, not a jog. Personally, I'd find it hard to focus on the competition if I had music playing in my ears.

It's the other way around for me. Without music, my mind starts to wonder.




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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: Tofer
Date: August 14, 2006 06:46AM
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tofer, a mile swim? longish olympic course, or short half iron?

It was a standard Olympic distance, as far as I know. I was talking with a friend who runs half-ironman and ironman distances, and he said it is a bit strange that the swim for the Olympic (1 mi) and the swim for the half-ironman (1.2 mi) are almost the same distance.

-Tofer
p.s. no disqualification, but at least I'll know better next time. FWIW, I would never wear my headphones on a bicycle, but I think using it on a run should be acceptable.
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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: the_poochies
Date: August 14, 2006 08:43AM
I am an open water swimmer and I could probably swim 2.4 miles quicker than I can run it LOL.
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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 14, 2006 12:11PM
Not looking forward to the day that laptops are banned in the US on planes...


I've taken my iB on a plane, but frankly, except for watching the take-off and landing, and maybe looking out the window at night, I do some of my best sleeping on a plane.




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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 14, 2006 01:51PM
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tofer, a mile swim? longish olympic course, or short half iron?

It was a standard Olympic distance, as far as I know. I was talking with a friend who runs half-ironman and ironman distances, and he said it is a bit strange that the swim for the Olympic (1 mi) and the swim for the half-ironman (1.2 mi) are almost the same distance.

-Tofer
p.s. no disqualification, but at least I'll know better next time. FWIW, I would never wear my headphones on a bicycle, but I think using it on a run should be acceptable.

I always thought it was 1/2, @ 3/4, 1.2 and 2.4 miles. Some races fudge the water course length unless it is a USAT qualifying race. My wife's half iron last year was a 61 mile bike, instead of the normal 56 mile. But the run was about a mile shorter to make up for it. My wife was just fine with that.

Congrats for racing. I just read the origins of the IronMan last week at work in a hawaiian travel magazine. You should look it up.
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Re: oops -- no one told me I couldn't wear my iPod during the triathlon run
Posted by: davester
Date: August 15, 2006 10:09AM
A guy I play soccer with ran the second Hawaii Ironman. At that time you were responsible for your own support. One of his stories was about how his support car had lost him somewhere on the marathon and he was running out of energy. Some kids came out and were running beside him, asking "if you're in a race, how come you're going so slow?"



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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