Marble Falls Triathlon - TriathlonOther

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Marble Falls, Texas
United States
Total Time = 2h 25m 19s
Overall Rank = 231/371
Age Group = F 35-39
Age Group Rank = 17/30
Pre-race routine:

oatmeal. Drove with Emily. Diet coke.
Event warmup:

  • 21m 26s
  • 1094 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

start was very quick. steps were slippery so we had one minute to start announced while most of the women were still on land. Had just enough time to duck my head to test goggles before start.
swim went pretty well, had to keep remembering form- stretching out and rotating.
warm was gross warm. goggles were so foggy at end that I had to breaststroke for a bit just to find the exit.

Used own timing chip and even though I registered, they still have me as unknown in the M 0-19 group. I tried to confirm with the RD when my wave started but I think it was 6 min after first wave.
What would you do differently?:

defog goggles. focus on keeping head down
Transition 1
  • 01m 35s

changed mind and decided to go w/o socks on bike. pony tail in way of getting helmet seated correctly.
  • 1h 18m 41s
  • 23 miles
  • 17.54 mile/hr

may have gone out a little hard but wanted to push it since there was some more recovery on way back. second half felt pretty good.
What would you do differently?:

switch between font gears more to use big gear instead of spinning out as much.
Transition 2
  • 01m 37s

put on socks. had regular ties on shoes.
What would you do differently?:

add quick laces to this pair of shoes.
  • 41m 58s
  • 4.4 miles
  • 09m 32s  min/mile

felt good off bike. got a mentally discouraged on back half, feeling tired and hot. Walked several times. Probably could have walked less. Had to pee, really. Happy with time even with walk breaks.
What would you do differently?:

more run training for pushing through.
Post race
Warm down:

walking and some stretching.

Event comments:

bbq dinner after. not very hungry anyways but brisket is never appealing to me after a workout. Would have been very good for race officials to scrub the steps for the water entry. several people slipped and it was hard to get in before the start of the wave.

Hoping for under 2:30 and made it. Race had many more experienced participants than past tris that were full of beginners.

## of 138 women.

Last updated: 2010-06-28 12:00 AM
00:21:26 | 1094 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/371
Performance: Average
Suit: tri shorts and top
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:35
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:18:41 | 23 miles | 17.54 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/371
Wind: None
Course: hilly out and back on highways.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:37
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:41:58 | 04.4 miles | 09m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/371
Performance: Average
Course: basically flat through neighborhood. Some shade from trees. sharp short hill to finish line.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4