Accenture Chicago Triathlon - Olympic - TriathlonOlympic

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Capri Events
72F / 22C
Total Time = 3h 13m 20s
Overall Rank = 2444/3708
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 129/247
Pre-race routine:

1/2 bagel w/butter for bfast at 4:15am Luna bar at 6:45am Start at 8:01
  • 42m 8s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 48s / 100 meters

Drafted off a few guys at start---had a mixed wave which seemed like mostly men. Ran into lots of breast strokers (I hate the kicks) and a few panicked swimmers. Friends said it looked like I was one of firsdt women out in my wave; I felt like I was way behind.Turns out to be one of my fastest swims yet.
What would you do differently?:

Learn not to get so aggrevated with the breast strokers. Not spot as much.
Transition 1
  • 03m

Racked near swim in/run had to take bike a 2 minute walk/run up a hill to get to the bike in/out area. Although I was only 3 racks in from the end (about 30 bikes)
What would you do differently?:

Rack closer to the bike out instead of the first bar I see my wave on
  • 1h 25m 55s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 17.35 mile/hr

Was actually sorta liesurely at times. Did not push it hard. Coasted down several hills, but still pushed it at times. I rode my own race, not chasing anyone for more than 30 seconds. Drank 1 bottle of water.
What would you do differently?:

More focus; not coast on as many hills....but it saved my legs TO DO THE BEST RUN EVER FOR A TRI!!!! (Walked bike to and from)
Transition 2
  • 03m 4s

Side of hill...uneven grass. Decided to walk bike in. Tran area good. Nice quick out.
What would you do differently?:

  • 59m 11s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 32s  min/mile

Started off great-no wobbly legs. Drank water at most stations...walked after I grabbed a cup...not more than 20 seconds each. DID NOT WALK!!!
Felt real good until mile 4...then just hoped for the end and kept moving the feet. Sprinted it in last 200 yards (speed walker was in front of me)
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

WAlked; rode bike home (5 miles); jamming up bad late in day

What limited your ability to perform faster:

tendon in right calf; felt pull in left hammy during swim; hips tweaked a bit during the bike. Perhaps do a light jog or bike closer to race (Sat mini tri,sun biked 22miles, mon swam 1/2mile, tue ran 4 miles...then nothing until race day on sunday. I could stay more mentally focused..I did not push myself as hard as other tris, but I feel like I performed better because I had more left for the run (ave 9:32 pace vs 10:30+ in two other SPRINT tris)

Event comments:

Really liked the course set up. All athletes seemed focused/hard core...unlike two other sprints where it seemed to be a lot of weekend (or monthly) warriors.

Last updated: 2006-08-21 12:00 AM
00:42:08 | 1500 meters | 02m 48s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/247
Overall: 2772/3708
Performance: Average
Suit: Ironman
Course: Head south then turn around, angle in twice (three bouys). Time includes a 450 yard run to the mat at the transition area (I was out of the water in 39mins)
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:25:55 | 24.85 miles | 17.35 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/247
Overall: 2723/3708
Performance: Good
high 24.2mph, ave 17.2mph, 25.8miles for 1h29m45s on bike computer
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: 2 laps...Randolph to Foster to Chicago ave turnaround to Foster to Randolph. Lots of potholes, lots of flat tires.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:04
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:59:11 | 06.21 miles | 09m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/247
Overall: 0/3708
1mi: 8:40 2mi: 3mi: 4mi: 5mi: 6mi:
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5