Chicago Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Capri Events, Inc
Total Time = 2h 15m 54s
Overall Rank = 1604/1879
Age Group = 30-34F
Age Group Rank = 128/164
Pre-race routine:

Walk/nervous breakdown as usual ;)
Event warmup:

I need to do more of a warm up. I get into trouble when I don't get my heartrate up and then try to swim.
  • 39m 3s
  • 820 yards
  • 04m 46s / 100 yards

The chop was horrific. I hadn't warmed up properly but I never do and have had better races than this. I had to stop about 10 times. I considered having them pull me.

I used up my legs in the swim.
What would you do differently?:

I need so much more open water practice.
Transition 1
  • 03m 55s

Huge Transition but went well.
What would you do differently?:

Not have a terrible swim.
  • 48m
  • 13.67 miles
  • 17.09 mile/hr

Rough bike ride. Lots of small hills. Strong headwind for the first half, tail wind for second half. I was so worn out from the swim.
What would you do differently?:

It was the best effort I could manage after the swim I had.
Transition 2
  • 03m 20s

A bunch of people crammed their bikes onto my rack after they finished. Pissed me off but it's a large race so it is what it is.
What would you do differently?:

Know where run out is.
  • 41m 36s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 13m 23s  min/mile

My legs were completely used up at this point. I struggled to meet 4 minute run 1 minute walk. My right knee was hurting and my feet were pretty cut up from the swim. I did management to fix the stitch in my right side by breathing when I struck with my left foot.
What would you do differently?:

Not suck.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around confused looking for beer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The swim and my lack of running base

Event comments:

Wish they had more people cheering on the bike run.

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Last updated: 2011-07-26 12:00 AM
00:39:03 | 820 yards | 04m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/164
Overall: 0/1879
Performance: Bad
Catastrophic. Un.Freaking.Manageable.
Suit: 2Xu
Course: Straight course.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: High
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:55
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:48:00 | 13.67 miles | 17.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/164
Overall: 0/1879
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Loop, lots of little hills.
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:20
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:41:36 | 03.11 miles | 13m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/164
Overall: 0/1879
Performance: Below average
Course: Loop out
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4