July 23, 2013
Marble Falls Triathlon Race Report
Well, that was one of the more challenging races I've done...And that's why I do multiple races in a season. It was a tough race. For some reason, the swim was challenging. I guess I'm still not quite comfortable in the water. The bike wasn't too tough by itself. However I think I expended too much energy attacking the hills and wore myself out. I was trying to maintain a certain average speed and I think that caused me to go hard on some of the hills. And there were a lot of them. I felt like I had rode pretty hard and when I got into T2, my legs were already cramping. Not good. I knew the run was going to suck. It did. I had a decent pace for the first couple of miles, then everything started to fall apart. I was having serious cramps in my quads and I was just worn out. I was able to slog through the run that wound through a residential neighborhood and ended with a steep hill up to the finish. After a little active recovery massage at the finish, I started the hour long drive back. Overall, the results were not great. I was toward the bottom of my age group and overall didn't feel great about the race in general. Oh well, I've got more races to come. I earned some good food, beer and a nap. Oh yeah, and an ice bath.