Marble Falls Triathlon 2013 - Triathlon

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Marble Falls, Texas
United States
Total Time = 7h 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

"Annette" breakfast
Event warmup:

run about 200 yds to try and clear lungs
  • 37m 15s
  • 1000 meters
  • 03m 44s / 100 meters

I had everything going correctly, even got my watch ready to go, but forgot to push the start button! About 200-250 meters in, I was doing great, then realized "oh no, I forgot to start the watch". So I started the watch and spent probably 100 meters of "Recovering".
What would you do differently?:

not care about the time
Transition 1
  • 04m 3s

I was worried that the path to transition through the same grass where I got stickerburs before the race would be a problem. But strangely I did not get any stickerburs.
What would you do differently?:

run a little faster.
  • 1h 31m 49s
  • 23 miles
  • 15.03 mile/hr

Burnet county had decided to add loose gravel to the shoulders on top of chipseal. Soon as we got to Llano County, it was just chipseal and strangely I was glad.
What would you do differently?:

I don't know how I could have performed any better given road conditions
Transition 2
  • 01m 47s
  • 59m 37s
  • 4.4 miles
  • 13m 33s  min/mile

This run is always brutal mentally, and I didn't see anybody around me that I needed to chase, so I didn't.
What would you do differently?:

hopefully get more sleep the night before so I'm not worn out by the time I get on the run
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

losing focus during the swim, crappy shoulder surface on about 1/3 of the bike, being too tired to run faster.

Event comments:

I think Mario must have had a group of volunteers not show up, he was distracted and we probably could have used a few more volunteers. Will do it again next year ! hopefully 20 lbs lighter...

Last updated: 2013-07-23 12:00 AM
00:37:15 | 1000 meters | 03m 44s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: trisuit
Course: triangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:03
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:31:49 | 23 miles | 15.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:47
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:59:37 | 04.4 miles | 13m 33s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: some shade, lots of hot asphalt
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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