Life Time Tri Chicago - Olympic Course - Triathlon

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Life Time Fitness
95F / 35C
Total Time = 3h 09m 15s
Overall Rank = 1264/2795
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 181/323
Pre-race routine:

This was my first triathlon ever. I did a little jog and stretching before the swim.
  • 36m 33s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 26s / 100 meters

I felt like I could have swam all day. I did swim into a few people, but that was to be expected.
What would you do differently?:

I felt really good about my swim and wouldn't change anything.
Transition 1
  • 04m 49s

I ran past my rack a little ways. My Hammer Perpetuem fell out of the back from of shirt when I was running with my bike.

Wet suit got stuck on timing chip on ankle.
What would you do differently?:

I need to find a tri shirt or suit with a really deep pocket or find a different long distance fuel.
  • 1h 19m 34s
  • 40 kms
  • 30.26 km/hr

Not many people following USAT rules on the bike. It was a little crowded but fun.
What would you do differently?:

Lacked a little bit of fuel, but felt good.
Transition 2
  • 04m 2s

T2 went better than T1
What would you do differently?:

Look into getting triathlon shoes-I only have cycling shoes.
  • 1h 04m 15s
  • 10 kms
  • 06m 25s  min/km

It was very hot. I stopped at most aid stations to drink the fluids and then continued my run. There were some small hills, but overall a fun course.
What would you do differently?:

I need to practice more "brick" workouts for next time and increase my run pace.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked and got stretched out by the trainers provided by the event.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

This was my first triathlon and I feel great about finishing. I'll worry about speed next time.

Event comments:

There was a short amount of time for me to enjoy post race activities because my wave was pretty late and I finished close to the transition closing time.

Last updated: 2013-08-27 12:00 AM
00:36:33 | 1500 meters | 02m 26s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/323
Overall: 0/2795
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra Vortex 3 Sleeveless
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:49
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:19:34 | 40 kms | 30.26 km/hr
Age Group: 0/323
Overall: 0/2795
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Lake Shore Drive, two laps
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:02
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:04:15 | 10 kms | 06m 25s  min/km
Age Group: 0/323
Overall: 0/2795
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4