Accenture Chicago Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Capri Events
75F / 24C
Total Time = 3h 05m 39s
Overall Rank = 2244/3928
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 341/484
Pre-race routine:

yogurt/granola. waited to go to the bathroom for 20 min but then had to get in line for start so i just had to do the right thing and pee in the lake.
Event warmup:

light stretching
  • 50m 6s
  • 1500 meters
  • 03m 20s / 100 meters

i trained very hard for the swim this year and when it came to race time i choked. i know what i have to do next you and i will not be defeated by the OWS during this tri again
What would you do differently?:

breath and swim
Transition 1
  • 03m 15s

need pam on my ankles and need to get bike off rack quicker
What would you do differently?:

may not use socks and get some tri shoes
  • 1h 13m 50s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.19 mile/hr

need more water and less sports drink - aero bottle straw in wrong hole- test computer next time after adjusting it.
Transition 2
  • 02m 59s
What would you do differently?:

make space for bike before trying to squeeze it in because my pedal got caught in guys bike next to me and could not free it for a while
  • 55m 27s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 56s  min/mile

was really dehydrated, but it was too late
What would you do differently?:

need to drink drink drink days before.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

was dehydrated

Event comments:

need to be more prepared for swim. maybe i will practice bumping into stuff to screw up my breathing and get back into the breathing. this was a special tri because my girlfriend and i got to train together and share the entire experience together. I wish we could get the entire post race experience together but our fans would not allow that, but next year will be different. heres to a good race(raising my imaginary glass of sake that i will soon be drinking in japan).

Last updated: 2007-03-09 12:00 AM
00:50:06 | 1500 meters | 03m 20s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/484
Overall: 3611/3928
Performance: Bad
Suit: sleeveless wetsuit
Course: 375 meters south and then turn around for the remaining north- paralell to coast
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Bad
Time: 03:15
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:13:50 | 24.85 miles | 20.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/484
Overall: 1279/3928
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: north on lake shore drive and then back south - 2 laps
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence: 100
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:59
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:55:27 | 06.21 miles | 08m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/484
Overall: 1684/3928
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 5