Accenture Chicago Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Capri Events, Inc
72F / 22C
Total Time = 6h 50m
Overall Rank = 353/2050
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 13/62
Pre-race routine:

Ate a bagel and had a clif bar. Drank a bottle of water.

Went to Columbia Yacht Club for morning constitution.
Event warmup:

  • 16m 23s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m / 100 yards

I could have swam faster. I need to get out faster in the future.
Transition 1
  • 02m 53s

Tough taking off wetsuit.. also putting on my shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Be more aggressive.
  • 39m 17s
  • 13.67 miles
  • 20.88 mile/hr

Good ride... I think I could have ridden harder.. I am just sad I didn't break 21 mph.... I can't believe this. I thought I had in the bag based on my computer...
Transition 2
  • 02m 21s

I wasted too much time getting my running shoes on. Too loose and bending over was a balance problem.
  • 27m 26s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 49s  min/mile

OK .. hamstring was a little tight at the start. But, my legs were toast. My lack of training hit me hard.
What would you do differently?:

Train more and do intervals and hill repeats.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked a lot.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Pushing myself on the swim. Running for speed in training.

Event comments:

WEll run race. It is a blast with all the participants. It's a big Race.

Last updated: 2008-03-08 12:00 AM
00:16:23 | 820 yards | 01m / 100yards
Age Group: 0/62
Overall: 629/2050
Performance: Average
The offical time is 19.11 but this includes the running time from the water to the transition area.
Suit: yes
Course: along the sea wall.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Below average
Time: 02:53
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:39:17 | 13.67 miles | 20.88 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/62
Overall: 146/2050
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Some wind going out. Probably 10 mph. At the turnaround I had averaged 19.6 mph. I really flew going with the wind. My bike computer said I average 21.2 on the bike. So I think the difference was my slow mounting and slow start... I kept trying to adjust my shoes.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:21
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:27:26 | 03.11 miles | 08m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/62
Overall: 868/2050
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat but what hills there were killed me.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 5