Accenture Chicago Triathlon - Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Capri Events, Inc
76F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 42m 41s
Overall Rank = 598/1718
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:30, drive to course, set up transition area. Clif Builder's bar for breakfast.
Event warmup:

Stretching and walking
  • 20m 54s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 33s / 100 yards

Must do more free and less breast, even though there's congestion in the water. The 2.54 min/100 yds pace is a little off of my training 2 min/100 yds pace, and I can push myself. I was out of the water at 17:58, and the other 3 mins was the run to the transition area.
Transition 1
  • 02m 50s

I love my tri suit and not having to change clothes! Ate 1 Clif Blok.
  • 44m 24s
  • 13.67 miles
  • 18.47 mile/hr

I can ride harder, and strive to do a 20 mph race pace, but I always get psyched out by wanting to make sure to save energy for the run. I was also in my middle front ring, which I probably should have changed before the race but forgot about it. Standing up in the saddle when going over the hilly overpasses helped to stretch out the legs for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Push myself harder
Transition 2
  • 04m 4s

Did downward dog, but otherwise I don't know why this transition was so slow. Ate 1 Clif Blok.
  • 30m 28s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 48s  min/mile

No bricks, no twinges from the left piriformis muscle. I could have pushed harder; I finished the race with too much energy left!
What would you do differently?:

Push myself harder.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretch stretch stretch. Banana. Gatorade

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Fear of running out of gas for the run portion made me hold back.

Event comments:

Very well organized given the sheer number of participants and spectators.

Last updated: 2006-08-13 12:00 AM
00:20:54 | 820 yards | 02m 33s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 548/1718
Performance: Average
Course: straight
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:50
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:44:24 | 13.67 miles | 18.47 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 462/1718
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Straight loop up LSD and back
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:04
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:30:28 | 03.11 miles | 09m 48s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 968/1718
Performance: Good
Course: Flat loop out to Adler Planetarium
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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] 4