Breezing Through The Windy City

It's been over 2 weeks since I did the Men's Health Urbanathlon in Chicago, but I wanted to do a quick post on it before I race here in Las Vegas on Saturday! I'm in Vegas (Henderson actually, right now) for the ITU Long Course World Championships Triathlon... It's gonna be a adventure for sure... There are some hella good athletes here from all over the country.  But anyways, more on that after I FINISH the race. But back to Chicago- I flew in Thursday and the race was Saturday. Note to all of your- want to race your best? Don't walk ALLLL over Chicago the day before the race lol.  My buddy Matt and his girlfriend flew in and Matt did the race as well.  Hadn't seen him in like 3 years which was awesome.  They got in Thursday night and they hadn't eaten so went to RockIt Bar so they could get some food- check out their Rockit Burger: Kobe beef, brie cheese, and a black truffle sauce, plus black truffle duck fat fries. I didn't try any, but wow...

The race consisted of a 9.5 mile race through downtown Chicago- Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and climbing the bleachers in Soldier Field (Where the Bears play).  This race was hard for me- I'm not as strong as I was when I was lifting more, so things likes the 6-foot military hurdle were a little tough.  Good wake up call though.

I finished like 130 or 145? overall of like 3,200, which was ok but I wasn't thrilled because I wanted to be running fast pace wise and not have trouble with the articles. Haha, I have no fast twitch muscles left thanks to all the triathlons. (To combat this, I've started doing box jumps every day.)

So that's all, here are just a bunch of pictures. I have a ton of other stuff to focus on tonight...

 

 

 

 

 

Post race Pizza!  Tried to just relax and enjoy this, and I did pretty well.  I avoided a lot of crust and cheese but it was still good! Tons of Vegetables and Chicken!!  This was at Ginos East

 

More soon...