Marble Falls Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Marble Falls, Texas
United States
83F / 28C
Total Time = 2h 26m 20s
Overall Rank = 261/
Age Group = M 50-54
Age Group Rank = 15/22
Pre-race routine:

Up @ 4:30 AM. Drank my Blueberry smoothy. Had 1 cup of coffee. Want to leave the house by 5:15. It was 5:30. Drove to event. Expected 45 minute drive. It was 55 minutes. Hence I was late to the transition area. BAD SPOT
Event warmup:

Did some light stretching. Got in the water and did a 200 meter swim warmup. Continues sipping on Gatorade drink
  • 21m 15s
  • 1020 meters
  • 02m 05s / 100 meters

Last Triathlon, I got in the middle of the fray, got banged around pretty good. This time I layed back and took my time. My plan was to start nice and easy for the first 400 meters. Excelerate the next 400 meters, then all out sprint the final 200 meters. My goal was to beat a 2:30/m pace. I did that @ 2:08/m.
What would you do differently?:

nothing. I was very pleased with my performance. However, on the last 1/3 of the swim, my googles fogged.. Need to see about some new googles
Transition 1
  • 01m 31s

Well, due to my tardiness in leaving, I paid the price for a lousy rack position.
What would you do differently?:

Arrive sooner.
  • 1h 20m 2s
  • 23 miles
  • 17.24 mile/hr

My goal was to do the ride in 1:20 or less. Pretty much nailed my time @ 1:20:02.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. Need to practice SPEED on my bike. I pretty much performed to my current abilities..
Transition 2
  • 02m 5s

Had trouble racking the bike. due to my far corner rack position
What would you do differently?:

Need to see about pedaling on top of my shoes..
  • 41m 27s
  • 4.5 miles
  • 09m 13s  min/mile

Plan was to average a 9 minute mile on the first mile. I hit that on the money. Next was to start increasing my speed. Turned second mile @ 8:43, right on target. 3rd mile I got a blister on my arch. Continued running, but it was painful. Finished @ a 9:25 pace.
What would you do differently?:

Need to get my cardio to a point where I can run 8:00 minute miles. I'm currently still too slow. I can run a long way, but I can't seem to run short distances fast.
Post race
Warm down:

Water on my head. 5 minutes of stretching. Probably needed a better cool down. Was not hungry @ all. Tried to eat, but had 1/2 of an orange a 1/2 of a burger.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Got a blister on my arch, into the 3rd mile. That slowed me down. But I need to work on more speed drills. I'm just too slow for my age @ all events. But 18 months into my journey fo Triathlons, I think I'm doing OK.

Event comments:

Great race event. Weather was perfect. Great athletes as well

Last updated: 2009-07-06 12:00 AM
00:21:15 | 1020 meters | 02m 05s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/22
Overall: 263/
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri Shorts & Top
Course: Triangle swim course in Marble Falls Lake. Age Group starts. I was in the 4th Wave.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:31
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:20:02 | 23 miles | 17.24 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 264/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Hill route out of Marble Falls. Turned on Rt 71, very fast & busy highway.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 84
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 02:05
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:41:27 | 04.5 miles | 09m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 256/
Performance: Below average
Course: Residential run course. some up hill & down hill. Plenty of water stops.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4