Chicago Triathlon - Sprint Course - Triathlon

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
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Total Time = 1h 42m 14s
Overall Rank = 419/2017
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 51/166
Pre-race routine:

Drinking copious amounts of salt water, consumed a banana and protein bar
Event warmup:

Various stretches to loosen the muscles
  • 19m 7s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 33s / 100 meters

Not the best swim. Had to surface and stop a few times to get my sighting correct. Got plenty of words of encouragement from my girlfriend (at the time) along the shore.
Transition 1
  • 07m 21s

Slow transition 1 time. Need to improve getting out of suit. Also, slow 0.25 mile run to T1.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster to T1, work on getting wetsuit off faster.
  • 47m 11s
  • 24.5 kms
  • 31.16 km/hr

Pushed hard on the bike. Had a fairly good TT when on the flats, lost speed when going up the hill.
What would you do differently?:

Train more hills, get clipless pedals.
Transition 2
  • 02m 3s

Had a fast T2. After racking bike, only had to take off helmet and put bib on.
What would you do differently?:

Perhaps consume some fluids and gel along the way
  • 26m 33s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 19s  min/km

Didn't push hard enough on the run, but by this time hammys were tight and quads were tired.
Post race
Warm down:

Felt pretty good! Except I couldn't sit down due to saddle soreness and limited mobility in my hammys/calves

Event comments:

First race was the Chicago sprint triathlon! The organizers and volunteers were the best, and the weather held up pretty well for the entirety of the race. The race itself went fine, missed out on my goal of sub 1:40, but in hindsight didn't consider the long T1 times so overall was happy to have finished at 1:42 and still relatively fresh.

Last updated: 2016-09-11 12:00 AM
00:19:07 | 750 meters | 02m 33s / 100meters
Age Group: 80/166
Overall: 924/2017
Performance: Average
Suit: Zoot Z-Force 1
Course: Monroe harbor heading north
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 07:21
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:47:11 | 24.5 kms | 31.16 km/hr
Age Group: 40/166
Overall: 362/2017
Wind: Little
Course: Starting randolph, going up Lakeshore drive and heading north until Foster beach and then turning around.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:03
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:33 | 05 kms | 05m 19s  min/km
Age Group: 65/166
Overall: 481/2017
Performance: Average
Course: South along lakefront trail, until McCormick which was turnaround.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4