Marble Falls Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Marble Falls, Texas
United States
Total Time = 2h 43m 20s
Overall Rank = 218/254
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 4/8
Pre-race routine:

Maggie and I stayed over at the La Quinta. Great room, but the people next to us were noisy,so I didn't get a lot of sleep. Ate a cliff bar and drank a powerade. Ate a banana before the race started.
Event warmup:

stood around in the hot and humid air.
  • 21m 41s
  • 1000 meters
  • 02m 10s / 100 meters

We did not have a lot of notice before the swim start. I was sandwiched between two people as I was swimming. I moved over and found clearer water. this was probably my roughest swim. I got hit in the head several times.
What would you do differently?:

Better placement at the beginning.
Transition 1
  • 01m 39s

Took a little bit to get clipped in.
What would you do differently?:

Pay attention to where my pedals are before I get on.
  • 1h 27m 52s
  • 23 miles
  • 15.71 mile/hr

I probably could have pushed a little harder on the uphills or maybe stayed in a little harder gear. I was 47 seconds slower than last year which is a little disappointing.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder
Transition 2
  • 01m 58s

Maybe I should get some quick laces.
  • 50m 8s
  • 4.4 miles
  • 11m 23s  min/mile

I brought a water bottle with me which was a great idea.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe run a little more instead of taking a full minutes/2 minute walk break.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

heat and conditioning on the run

Event comments:

This is a good, small town race. If they raced the price, I would expect a little more amenities.

Last updated: 2008-07-20 12:00 AM
00:21:41 | 1000 meters | 02m 10s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/254
Performance: Good
Course: triangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 01:39
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:27:52 | 23 miles | 15.71 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 221/254
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Hilly. No surprises since I have biked it several times before.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:58
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:50:08 | 04.4 miles | 11m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 221/254
Performance: Average
Course: course through the neighbohood
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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