Accenture Chicago Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Capri Events, Inc
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 39m 29s
Overall Rank = 561/1883
Age Group = MTB
Age Group Rank = 25/93
Pre-race routine:

Rode in on Lakefront path and setup early. Relaxed with friends for ~2hrs, everyone a few waves apart.
Event warmup:

Jumped around, lots of nervouseness
  • 19m 33s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 23s / 100 yards

Water was cold, even with wetsuit. felt good though, crod dispersed quickly and just grooved the whole way. woblly on the exit and run.
What would you do differently?:

Technique work, perhaps some lessons.
Transition 1
  • 03m 9s

Good with the wetsuit off, slow with the shoes on, and running through the wet grass barefoot.
What would you do differently?:

Faster with shoes, calm down.
  • 46m 42s
  • 13.67 miles
  • 17.56 mile/hr

Great Ride, had some shot blocks, was holding a little back, not knowing what to expect on the run
What would you do differently?:

Go harder, worried too much about the run
Transition 2
  • 03m 6s

Slow on shoe change again
What would you do differently?:

get better at switching shoes
  • 26m 56s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile

decent run, paced too slow at the beginning, but was sort of lonely then, saw few people the first mile, then picked it up. Not a bad 5k time , only a minute off personal best(without the bike and swim bfore)
What would you do differently?:

Just keep training
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

First year in any endurance sports

Event comments:

First Tri, it was fantastic, the whole experience was great. Expo was really good, pick-up was no hassle, even trnasition with all the people was not a problem. Will attempt the olympic next year. Only bummer was first mile of the run, too much open space and no one around(it was strange to be alone considering the amount of people in the race). One other phenomenal feature was the trakcing for your spectactors, the text messages helped my spectators know where I was.

Last updated: 2007-08-28 12:00 AM
00:19:33 | 820 yards | 02m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/93
Overall: 0/1883
Performance: Good
Suit: LJ Wetsuit
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:09
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:46:42 | 13.67 miles | 17.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/93
Overall: 0/1883
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Rough
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 03:06
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:26:56 | 03.11 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/93
Overall: 0/1883
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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