Accenture Chicago Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Capri Events, Inc
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 12m 24s
Overall Rank = 7/206-
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/191
Pre-race routine:

Ate some cereal when I got up at 3:15AM. Clif bar at 5AM along with 4 sports legs pills.
Event warmup:

None other than a walk to the swim start.
  • 13m 47s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

Caught up to people from the other waves after about 200 meters. The swim was a constant ordeal of maneuvering around people from other waves after that. Right at the end of the swim it became really congested and I wasn't able to move for a little while. I probably lost about 20-30 seconds in the mess. I felt like I was stuck in traffic on the Edens expressway. I guess I shouldn't really expect anything different in the worlds largest/congested triathlon. Not really complaining just stating how it was.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.
Transition 1
  • 01m 54s

Felt like a good transition other than my wetsuit getting stuck on my heels. Still a pretty slow time.
What would you do differently?:

I need to work on my transitions more i guess.
  • 34m 14s
  • 13.67 miles
  • 23.96 mile/hr

My legs felt pretty good on the bike. The course was flat and fast compared to the hills I have been riding in Virginia. There were a bunch of neewbies that where riding on the right hand side of the road or the right lane even when they were not passing people. I felt like I was swerving a little more than I should have been to avoid them. I yelled get left to about 20 people during the bike. I hope I didn't hurt their feelings!
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 42s

Felt like a good transition. Still need some practice.
What would you do differently?:

  • 20m 45s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 40s  min/mile

Felt good on the run. To bad I run like a grandma. I paced my self pretty well and maintained pretty constant splits along with a strong finish.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked about 50 yards :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Plenty of congestion during the race. Long lines for everything including the port-a-johns and getting back into the transition area. The course is flat and fast and it is pretty cool racing along the lake shore drive.

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Last updated: 2008-08-30 12:00 AM
00:13:47 | 820 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/191
Overall: 16/206-
Performance: Average
Suit: Long Sleeve Wetwuit
Course: Straight swim in a harbor.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Time: 01:54
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:34:14 | 13.67 miles | 23.96 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/191
Overall: 5/206-
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Pretty flat along lake shore drive. Decent number of bumps and a couple potholes.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:42
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:20:45 | 03.11 miles | 06m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/191
Overall: 43/206-
Performance: Good
Course: Pretty flat. A little bit of running on grass.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3