Chicago Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Capri Events, Inc
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 44m 40s
Overall Rank = 943/2317
Age Group = F 25-29
Age Group Rank = 69/267
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition, walked through each entrance and exit, and walked to start.
Event warmup:

Ran a mile, stretched, got into wetsuit.
  • 24m 23s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 58s / 100 yards

I was barely in the water when the horn went off to go. I needed a second to get used to the water temperature. Then I was stuck behind three slower swimmers swimming in a row across. I tried to pass and the next wave came, so I waited and then passed them. Once I did that, I was able to get into a rhythm and swam pretty good for the second half.
What would you do differently?:

Get in the water a little earlier and know that I don't need to be the last swimmer in the pack anymore.
Transition 1
  • 02m 44s

T1 was good, moved quickly considering how tired I was. Took in a gel on the way out of T1.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing other than move more quickly.
  • 48m 11s
  • 13.67 miles
  • 17.02 mile/hr

Felt great on the bike, best bike leg to date!
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 50s

Wish I would have been a little faster, but transition area was big and had a lot of ground to cover to get in and out.
What would you do differently?:

  • 27m 30s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 50s  min/mile

Run felt good- really pushed it the entire time.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, my abs cramped up.

Event comments:

This was my first triathlon and I will definetely return again next year!

Last updated: 2009-02-06 12:00 AM
00:24:23 | 820 yards | 02m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/267
Overall: 1607/2317
Performance: Average
Suit: Full wetsuit- Profile Design
Course: Straight shot along the shore. Time includes a half mile jog to transition once I was out of the water, so my "swim" time was actually more like 22 minutes.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 63F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:44
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:48:11 | 13.67 miles | 17.02 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/267
Overall: 1050/2317
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Very flat and recently paved, felt very fast on the course.
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 93
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:50
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:27:30 | 03.11 miles | 08m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/267
Overall: 907/2317
Performance: Good
Course: Uphill to mid point and then downhill from there.
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 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