Marble Falls Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Marble Falls, Texas
United States
78F / 26C
Total Time = 2h 22m 4s
Overall Rank = 235/380
Age Group = Men's 30-34
Age Group Rank = 27/31
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30am, ate cliff bar and drank oj. Walked to the transition area from the Hampton Inn at 5:30am. Hung out until start.
Event warmup:

A short swim doing breaststroke and freestyle.
  • 17m 31s
  • 1094 yards
  • 01m 36s / 100 yards

Good swim. Start was a little haphazard, so I wasn't 100% ready to start.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Swim training is working
Transition 1
  • 02m 1s

Still slow compared to others, but improved from Woodlands Tri. Need to go without shirt if the conditions allow. New shoes might help by eliminating the need for socks.
What would you do differently?:

Spend one less minute in T1
  • 1h 16m 11s
  • 23 miles
  • 18.11 mile/hr

Hills were hard, but training rides got us ready for them. I overheard a lady in the transition area saying to someone, "just have fun and stop worrying about the hills". This is the best way to approach this course. Great ride.
What would you do differently?:

Be faster!
Transition 2
  • 02m 1s

Still slow..need to consider running without knee braces.
What would you do differently?:

See T1 comment
  • 44m 17s
  • 4.4 miles
  • 10m 04s  min/mile

What would you do differently?:

Train more to be able to run faster...this continues to frustrate me. Will focus on run for Austin Tri in September
Post race
Warm down:

Drank a bottle of water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No energy on the run.

Event comments:

Nice race with a great bike course. I thought it looked a little understaffed when I showed up, but everything went smoothly. Great event!

Last updated: 2009-05-14 12:00 AM
00:17:31 | 1094 yards | 01m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 10/31
Overall: 106/380
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri-shorts
Course: Lake swim with decent visibility
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:01
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:16:11 | 23 miles | 18.11 mile/hr
Age Group: 28/31
Overall: 214/380
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Down 281 and onto HWY 71. A few hills...
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:01
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:44:17 | 04.4 miles | 10m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 28/31
Overall: 300/380
Performance: Bad
Course: Run through neighorhood. Somewhat hilly. The finish has a nice big hill waiting for you!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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