Accenture Chicago Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Capri Events
73F / 23C
Total Time = 2h 32m 38s
Overall Rank = 369/3928
Age Group = M 35=39
Age Group Rank = 87/521
  • 32m 10s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 02m 3s

Transition was HUGE, and a mud pit. Somebody was nice enough to take my perfectly organized transition and make it look like a tornado hit. My shoes were two bike over, my helmet was moved. Not happy.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 02m 54s
  • 25.28 miles
  • 24.11 mile/hr

Overall, a sensational ride for me. 56 out of 3,928 (top 1.4%). Nothing to complain about.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 59s

Transition was muddy, so I left my shoes on.
  • 53m 37s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 38s  min/mile

Just totally faded. Really would like to get to the point where I could sustain the 7:50.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough running. I have become so much stronger in the bike vs run it is laughable.

Event comments:

Overall a tremendous course, just the right challenge, very fun. There were alot of little things with the race organization that made me wonder if they are getting lazy in 25 years. The most disturbing BY FAR is no security in the transition when I went to get my bike. How can that happen in such a big race?? Just happy my bike was atill there.

Last updated: 2006-12-18 12:00 AM
00:32:10 | 1640 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 169/521
Overall: 982/3928
Performance: Good
Suit: Yes
Course: Swim was in the harbor. No chop, water was clear. The fine smell of gasoline in the air. 1/4 - 1/3 mile run from the water to the transition took 2:17:91. Spent 29:51:71 in the water.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:03
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:02:54 | 25.28 miles | 24.11 mile/hr
Age Group: 20/521
Overall: 56/3928
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Up Lakeshore Drive and back. 2 loops. Great view of the city. A ton of people on the course, VERY rough roads. Had to really pay attention to not hit a huge hole.
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:59
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:53:37 | 06.21 miles | 08m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 240/521
Overall: 1351/3928
Performance: Average
Mile 1 - 7:49:66 Mile 2 - 8:23:77 Mile 3 - 8:25:43 Mile 4 - 8:59:54 Mile 5 - 9:19:98 Mile 6.2 - 10:34:41 Went out a little fast, but felt great. Just faded toward the end. Legs we beat up, not cardio. Need long runs and hill repeats.
Course: Along water front, by the aquarium, through a park, past stadium and back through Grant Park. best view of downtown. ever.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3