Accenture Chicago Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Capri Events, Inc
77F / 25C
Total Time = 2h 05m
Overall Rank = 1745/2036
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 111/117
Pre-race routine:

Stayed at hotel downtown. No sleep. Kids awake all night. Got ready aroung 4, ate PBJ, some vitamin water. Short shower and head to the transition.
Event warmup:

Potty break. Some stretching. Put some Body Glide and sunscreen on. I was so nervous I thought about backing out!!!
  • 31m 2s
  • 750 meters
  • 04m 08s / 100 meters

This is what I expected. No training equals bad performance. What was my goal? Not panic, not hang onto every lifeboat, and to finish. I accomplished this but I can't say I am happy. I expended so much energy freestyling, backstroking and sidestroking that I was totally wiped out at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 05m 41s

What a friggin' long walk to transition. Plus my feet got chewed up along the way. Finding my bike was easy but I took too long.
What would you do differently?:

  • 49m 27s
  • 20 kms
  • 24.27 km/hr

I got on the bike tired but thought I could pick it up some but everytime I looked down at the computer I was going 16-17 mph. Made me sick.
What would you do differently?:

Get out on my bike instead of the trainer.
Transition 2
  • 05m 10s

I was tired so I took a little too much time to get going. Plus I had to go the bathroom but the ones at the transition had no TP.
What would you do differently?:

Stop thinking so much.
  • 33m 38s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 49s  min/mile

I had to hit the portapotty so that took 3 minutes off the run but didn't really matter. I was dead tired. Walked and ran, walked and ran.
What would you do differently?:

Just stop thinking and run, jog if I have to.
Post race
Warm down:

Saw family. Ate a bagel and walked to CTC tent.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My training routine sucks!

Event comments:

I love this race, it just has a good feel to it. So diverse. The only problem I had is when transition reopened and took forever to get my bike.

Last updated: 2008-06-17 12:00 AM
00:31:02 | 750 meters | 04m 08s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/117
Overall: 1914/2036
Performance: Below average
Suit: Yes
Course: Straight line down to yacht club.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:41
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:49:27 | 20 kms | 24.27 km/hr
Age Group: 0/117
Overall: 1287/2036
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Randolph Street to Foster and back
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 05:10
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:33:38 | 03.11 miles | 10m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/117
Overall: 1645/2036
Performance: Below average
Course: Randolph along lakefront to Soldier's Field and then back.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4