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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Life Time Fitness
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 57m 43s
Overall Rank = 2778/2960
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 10/17
Pre-race routine:

carb loading on Friday evening. Rested all day Saturday.
Event warmup:

Got up 4 AM, rode my bike to the transition area with all my friends
  • 39m 29s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 25s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

I need to relax a bit on the start...I'm always nervous on the starting shot and then my swimis a bit all over at the beginning. I can feel when I'm really flying but it takes me 1/2 mile to get there
Transition 1
  • 04m 48s

By the time I get to transition I'm settled a little better this time. In past I'm breathless all the way to first 1/4 mile on the bike but htis year I was less out of breathe.
What would you do differently?:

not use the heart rate monitor
  • 1h 38m 56s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 15.07 mile/hr

tough course for me, but this year my feet were not in pain, my hands didn't fall asleep, using aero bars helped a lot. Managed to keep my pace up and felt pretty good about how I was doing
Transition 2
  • 05m 17s

slow this time, not sure why. Ithink I had some trouble locating my spot despite good landmarks..missed by a length of rack and took me a min to correct.
  • 1h 29m 23s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 14m 23s  min/mile

did a goot job with pacing and keeping on the course with continuous running.
What would you do differently?:

hope to speed up a bit in the future
Post race
Warm down:

danced in the T2 tent to relax my muscles, ate fruit and some lunchmeat and got a quick massage.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my run speed needs work

Last updated: 2012-10-13 12:00 AM
00:39:29 | 1640 yards | 02m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 2019/17
Overall: 0/2960
Performance: Average
no chop this year. slight panicky at the start but settled down about the firt bouy
Suit: none
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:48
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:38:56 | 24.85 miles | 15.07 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 2726/2960
Performance: Good
Two laps did quite well this year. was pleased with myself
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: up lakeshore drive
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:17
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:29:23 | 06.21 miles | 14m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 2887/2960
Performance: Average
Course: long fairly flat. Rainy spitting mist the whole run
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %1
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2012-10-13 4:49 PM


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