Sounds like fun. I just registered. See you there!
Note: USAT discount rate is much indeed better than the ITU if you are staying at Hilton Chicago.
This sounds like a great race to participate in. I am doing my first Ironman late August (Louisville) and I am wondering if this race (Olympic) would derail or benefit my training. Does anyone have recommendations on whether it is wise to fit this race in 7-8 weeks before an Ironman?
I think this really depends on your IM goals for training and racing. Keep in mind during IM training you will have to hit a certain volume of training, with your biggest weeks being around 4-6 weeks out. It will also depend on your goals for racing in Chicago. I'm working it into my IM training plan for next year. I think it's definitely doable if you plan around it properly.
I'm in like Finn!! Can't wait to head out there with so many from the Club!
In staying at the JW Marriott Chicago nearby (Marriott guy) . FYI host hotel looks sold out for Sun night (night after the race).
The age group race is scheduled for Sunday morning. The pro race is Sunday afternoon. Hoping to stay Sunday night. I booked directly w/the hotel (vs through the race site)- rates were the same and I was able to book for Sunday.
Registered for this race way back when it opened.
Just signed up for Tri Bike Transport.
Staying at a Marriott out by the airport (Courtyard maybe?)
Will be flying and renting a car.
Will be looking forpeople to eat with and scout the course with.
See the team there... game on.
I'll probably just reserve a bed at the Chicago hostel.
In - Will be staying at theWit/Doubletree in the Loop.
Ugh peer pressure...In!! lol :p
Alejandro - great suggestion about the hostel! HI Chicago is just a few blocks from the Hilton and Essex Inn. It looks like a group of 4 girls or guys can get a two bedroom suite with their own shared common area and bathroom. Free breakfast and access to a common kitchen is super convenient for race weekend.
I'll be there. Looks like a good race
In and super psyched about it!
I am in!
Just registered! I'm so in.