Life Time Tri Chicago - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Life Time Fitness
Total Time = 3h 17m 35s
Overall Rank = 1928/2943
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 264/361
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:45 to go set up my transition. Walked the ins/outs, went to swin in and swim out, checked out the finish line, and went back to the hotel for a nap before the race. Ate a Power Bar around 12:30AM, an apple with Almond Butter around 6:15. Drank water.
Event warmup:

walked from the hotel to swim start (0.75 mi)
  • 45m 49s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 47s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 03m 59s

T1 felt good, hill to on-ramp from the start was tough but welcomed after the swim.
  • 1h 15m 49s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.67 mile/hr

Felt pretty good on the bike. Gatorade bottle needed to be watered down a little more. Filled the bottle with ice and then gatorade in the morning. Should try ice, 1/2 water, then gatorade in the future. Filled the other bottle with 1/2 scoop NOExplode and water. only drank about 1/4 of that bottle on the bike. I did eat 2 powerbar protein shots.
What would you do differently?:

really get cranking on the bike. find a challenging pace and then stay there, no breaks.
Transition 2
  • 04m 48s

put on socks, out to run
  • 1h 07m 9s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 49s  min/mile

ran out of gas on the run, also started raining. need to practice some brick type workouts, also consider adding in an actual cliff bar for T2 as well as the (existing) gatorade.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate a hamburger patty, pickles, and some katsup and resolved my angry stomach issue. walked to transition to retrieve my bike, then back to the hotel for a shower and check out.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to do a better job on nutrition for this long of a race.

Event comments:

Solid race, very well ran, good support and great vendors

Last updated: 2012-04-06 12:00 AM
00:45:49 | 1640 yards | 02m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/361
Overall: 2599/2943
Performance: Average
Suit: orca
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:59
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:15:49 | 24.85 miles | 19.67 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/361
Overall: 827/2943
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Lakeshore drive, 2 loops and a giant bridge uphill at the very end.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:48
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:07:09 | 06.21 miles | 10m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/361
Overall: 2132/2943
Performance: Below average
Course: cross country to start, then on to sidewalk/lake front path.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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