Marble Falls Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Marble Falls, Texas
United States
Roger Soler Sports
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 38m 40s
Overall Rank = 212/251
Age Group = W 40-44
Age Group Rank = 11/14
Pre-race routine:

Well woke up about 10 minutes before the alarm...which was 4:20 a.m. Drank 2 cups of coffee and had a pb&j on multigrain toast...sipped water off and on before the race. Left the house at 5:40 and arrived at race site at 6 am...
Event warmup:

Not much...unpacked my stuff in the transition area, picked up chip, headed to the restroom and then went for a short swim.
  • 25m 43s
  • 1000 meters
  • 02m 34s / 100 meters

This was my best swim ever! The water was calm. I started in the very back of my wave, which was the very last wave. So, I didn't have to worry about people coming up behind me and swimming on top of me. I was able to relax and just swim...I also did freestyle the enire way and even passed a couple of others...I felt like for the first time I could have swam further...When I got out of the water...It was a big YAHOO!!!!! from me!
What would you do differently?:

Absolutely nothing...too bad I was last in my age group..but who the hell cares???
Transition 1
  • 02m 34s
What would you do differently?:

Absolutely nothing...
  • 1h 21m 48s
  • 23 miles
  • 16.87 mile/hr

Bike course was QUITE HILLY! Since I was feeling real good coming out of the swim, I didn't want to really go all out too early...I mean it was going to be a 23 mile bike longest in a tri event...So I focused on getting thru the hilly section in the beginning of the course and then settle in with fluids and a cliff bar. I was able to pass several others, which FELT GREAT! It was overcast, which was nice not having to ride in the sweltering sun. For the last 8 miles, I really started to push it hard. Sipped water all through out the ride.
What would you do differently?:

Absolutely was a good ride.
Transition 2
  • 01m 54s
What would you do differently?:

  • 46m 39s
  • 4.4 miles
  • 10m 36s  min/mile

This time, I ran with my Fuel Belt, which meant having my own water...learned my lesson last time. Calves were tight for the first two miles. From that point, I felt like I was in a good rhythm and pace.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Wish I could run a little teeny bit faster...but hell who cares?
Post race
Warm down:

pretty much just walked back to transition and got my stuff and headed back to the house...

What limited your ability to perform faster:

oh, it could be any number of things that really would take too much time to type...

Event comments:

Well, today is my 40th birthday! And I have never felt better. This was my longest tri event...I had my doubts on the swim, but when I finished the swim feeling the way I did today, it just makes the rest of the race feel so much better. I am just so happy that I stuck with it and decided to give this event a shot. It was so worth it and it is one that I want to do again. Shout out to all the volunteers---they are so positive and can really put a smile on your face! Whoo HOOOO!

Last updated: 2007-07-01 12:00 AM
00:25:43 | 1000 meters | 02m 34s / 100meters
Age Group: 14/14
Overall: 230/251
Performance: Good
Suit: tri top and bike shorts
Course: somewhat triangular
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:34
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:21:48 | 23 miles | 16.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/14
Overall: 180/251
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Hilly, 11.5 miles out on HWY 281/71 and then back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:54
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:46:39 | 04.4 miles | 10m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/14
Overall: 210/251
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly flat through neighborhood on paved streets.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5