General Discussion Race Reports! » Naperville Sprint Triathlon Rss Feed  
Moderators: Ron Reply

Naperville Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Naperville, Illinois
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 07m 9s
Overall Rank = 111/1550
Age Group = M 40-44
Age Group Rank = 14/133
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:30 and had a little bit of coffee, drank 20 oz of water and a bagel with peanut butter. Sipped on powerade during the hour drive to the race. Had a banana about 1 hour before race. I think this combination of food is perfect for a spring
Event warmup:

Swam the entire 400m swim course. I have learned that a swim warm up is imperative for me to have a good race swim. Practiced my 180 degree turns by rolling/ backstroke technique. This tecnique worked well.
  • 07m 41s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 45s / 100 yards

This was a good swim for me. I was relaxed; kept good form throughout; sighted pretty well. Could have gone faster. The rolling backstroke turns worked well.
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder.
Transition 1
  • 02m 19s

There was a very long run from swim out to my bike; atleast 1/4 mile. I ran pretty hard during this time and cut through transition. 3rd fastest in my age group, so overall I did very well. I wasted time trying to get nutriition in my tri suit.
What would you do differently?:

Just carry my nutriion or put the nutrition in my tri suit prior to swim.
  • 32m 36s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 22.87 mile/hr

This was a very good bike for me. Fastest bike split for me ever ~21.4 MPH. Not much I would do different. The course was likely shorter than the 12.4 miles as advertised.
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s

A very good T2. Struggled with getting shoes on. Likely need new shoes :)

4th in my age group in T2!
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
  • 23m 10s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile

Good run for me!
What would you do differently?:

Could have pushed slightly harder, but not much.
Post race
Warm down:

Water, stretch, banana, bagel, and relax.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not much. Overall, with my current conditioning, this was almost the perfect race for me.

Last updated: 2013-08-05 12:00 AM
00:07:41 | 440 yards | 01m 45s / 100yards
Age Group: 14/133
Overall: 133/1550
Performance: Good
Suit: No suit
Course: The Naperville swim course is in a psuedo pool. A very large, chlorinated pool with a fake beach at one end. The course is "M" shaped. Wave start based on anticipated finish time. Groups of 6 every 10 seconds.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:19
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:32:36 | 12.4 miles | 22.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 28/133
Overall: 169/1550
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Essentially two loops, very flat course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 72
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:15
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:10 | 03.11 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 23/133
Overall: 210/1550
Performance: Good
Course: One loop. A lot of turns!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-08-05 1:30 PM

User image

Subject: Naperville Sprint Triathlon

2013-08-09 11:32 PM
in reply to: #4821542

User image

Bendigo, Victoria
Subject: RE: Naperville Sprint Triathlon
Great job Todd, sounds like the race all went to plan. Congrats!
2013-08-12 10:27 AM
in reply to: #4821542

User image

Extreme Veteran
Subject: RE: Naperville Sprint Triathlon
Great job Todd! Sounds like you had the perfect race. I learned those backstroke turns and never really seen anyone doing them, they do sound like they will help you get thru the turns faster.
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » Naperville Sprint Triathlon Rss Feed  

Naperville Sprint Triathlon

Started by Grizdog
Views: 1526 Posts: 5

2006-08-14 5:32 PM Grizdog

Naperville Sprint Triathlon

Started by StartingToTri
Views: 1879 Posts: 5

2005-08-16 8:21 PM nuke_angel

Naperville Sprint Triathlon

Started by hk94
Views: 1975 Posts: 4

2005-08-16 6:49 AM hk94

Naperville Sprint Triathlon

Started by ciparker70
Views: 986 Posts: 4

2004-08-20 10:00 AM Tryin to Tri

Naperville Sprint Triathlon

Started by Tryin to Tri
Views: 768 Posts: 4

2004-08-17 7:25 PM Lara
date : November 9, 2009
author : TexasHeatRunner
comments : 5
At mile ten I heard a noise like I had gotten paper in my spokes or something. I looked but saw nothing but a few seconds later my rear tire blows out.
date : June 3, 2009
author : Amy Kuitse
comments : 0
Are these races too close together to give me any sort of recovery? Will I be spent and unhappy racing back to back weekends and then again two weeks after that?
date : September 8, 2008
author : pjwalzphd
comments : 2
When I told my husband that I planned to work toward completing a sprint triathlon, he smiled and was supportive, but a bit disbelieving.
date : April 1, 2008
author : trvw
comments : 0
The challenge? The accomplishment? I want to do this because it is an opportunity to live life. The event is an indoor sprint triathlon. I get to experience the challenge on a safer scale.
date : February 12, 2008
author : mikericci
comments : 0
This plan is designed to make you go faster. 3 workouts per week in each sport, 2 days of strength training and core work. The maximum volume is around 10 hours toward the end of the 12 weeks.
date : September 3, 2006
author : acbadger
comments : 0
Since your “A” race is your marathon, which you stated in your question, this should be your main focus. I encourage you to taper a bit for the sprint distance triathlon.
date : July 30, 2006
author : acbadger
comments : 0
Since I didn't have much time and since it's a super sprint, am I OK just go to at the training relatively hard through Thursday or even Friday?
date : August 30, 2004
author : Ron
comments : 0
Couch-to-sprint triathlon training programs to get you over the finish-line of your first triathlon.