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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Life Time Fitness
85F / 29C
Total Time = 3h 28m 42s
Overall Rank = 2057/4000
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 267/309
Pre-race routine:

Walked 1.5 miles to transition from hotel. Had 1/2 bagel with peanut butter and 1 bottle of GU Brew w/ caffeine before leaving.

Arrived at transition around 5AM
Event warmup:

Stretching and trying to relax. Wetsuit on around 7
  • 35m 44s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 23s / 100 meters

Swim time includes 1/4 mile run from swim out to entrance of transition.
What would you do differently?:

Felt as good as I could expect, and went 15 minutes faster than expected! More training will help performance.
Transition 1
  • 04m 19s

Very muddy transition. Took my time with everything so I wouldn't have issues later on.
What would you do differently?:

Could have moved faster, but decided to take time and keep HR down
  • 1h 15m 55s
  • 40 kms
  • 31.61 km/hr

Ease back on fluids during bike to prevent upset stomach on run again. EAT MORE FOOD!
What would you do differently?:

Make sure to take in nutrition during ride
Transition 2
  • 06m 9s

Took time again because of mud. Made sure to clean feet before putting shoes on.
  • 1h 26m 33s
  • 10 kms
  • 08m 39s  min/km

Right IT band hurt at run start and stomach felt watery. Decided to walk when I found a few others walking briskly in a group. Ran last .5-.75 mile and back cramped up and started to spasm coming to finish line.
What would you do differently?:

Drink less on bike so stomach doesn't get upset with lack of food. Keep jogging instead of walking to improve time.
Post race
Warm down:

2 bottles of Gatorade, 2 cold towels and some walking around

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Improper nutrition starting before race led to stomach and energy issues later in race. Need to make sure to keep nutrition levels up.

Last updated: 2014-05-17 12:00 AM
00:35:44 | 1500 meters | 02m 23s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/309
Overall: 1224/4000
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeved
Course: Started southbound and then turned north. Swim was in Monroe Harbor. Heading south waves provided a nice boost, but started getting larger about 1/2 way through swim while heading north towards exit.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:19
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
01:15:55 | 40 kms | 31.61 km/hr
Age Group: 0/309
Overall: 873/4000
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Nice tailwind heading NB on LSD meant headwind coming back SB. Course was very fast and wide open most of the way
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 84
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Too much
Time: 06:09
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:26:33 | 10 kms | 08m 39s  min/km
Age Group: 0/309
Overall: 2491/4000
Performance: Below average
Course: Down Lakefront trail to 31st street and back into Grant Park for finish.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

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