Accenture Chicago Triathlon - Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Capri Events, Inc
78F / 26C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 933/1718
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 118/163
Pre-race routine:

Zero sleep, talked with friends, very nervous
Event warmup:

did some stretching, walked around, generally fearing the worst
  • 21m 59s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 41s / 100 yards

Need to start more in the middle, first tri so started way in the back and was immediately trying to pass people, which made it hard to get going, once in the groove did great. Pretty dizzy getting out of the water for the transition, took some time to get my breath back, but I beat my estimated time by 4 minutes!!
What would you do differently?:

wet suit may make the swim faster, and more training...
Transition 1
  • 05m 48s

Still reeling from the swim, spent alot of time standing there catching my breath instead of putting on my shoes and catching my breath
What would you do differently?:

just go, catch my breath on the bike or while getting dressed
  • 48m 17s
  • 13.67 miles
  • 16.99 mile/hr

used a hybrid bike with T handles. Beat my goal of 52 minutes!!
What would you do differently?:

bring my cyclometer!! Get a set of aerobars, maybe a whole new bike. My hybrid worked great, but the position was very uncomforatable, especially in the wind, and made it hard to get drinks
Transition 2
  • 05m 3s

Wore my running shoes, long run through transition in uneven grass
What would you do differently?:

not sure where my time was spent since I already had the shoes on, wasn;t breathing hard, but did make a pit stop (very quick!!)
  • 30m 40s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 52s  min/mile

OMG, that was brutal, at about the 1.5 mark, had to stop to adjust my chip, had rubbed raw, I was also dying at that point. Walked for 100 feet, sucked it up and was great the rest of the way.
What would you do differently?:

train better, but I beat my expected time by 4 minutes
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, alot!! Drank tons, ate a banana and walked more

What limited your ability to perform faster:

training, equipment (bike), transitions

Event comments:

Great race, volunteers were AWESOME!! It was my first tri, and I had no problems getting where I was supposed to be, in and out of transition, getting my packets, etc...very well organized

Last updated: 2006-08-03 12:00 AM
00:21:59 | 820 yards | 02m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/163
Overall: 717/1718
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Course: very calm, water was perfect, no sun
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Time: 05:48
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:48:17 | 13.67 miles | 16.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/163
Overall: 794/1718
Performance: Good
Very windy out, but at our back in, makes it easier to rest before run Forgot my cyclometer!! DA!!
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: overall dry, but it was wet in some spots, great scenery!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 05:03
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:40 | 03.11 miles | 09m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/163
Overall: 983/1718
Performance: Good
Course: slightly hilly in the beginning
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 5