Hi everyone. I just completed the longer event at Tinley. Had an outstanding race and an outstanding weekend. They do odd distances at Tinley. I did the 1.5 mile swim/49 mile bike and the 9 mile run. I have done several sprints and some olympic, but this is the first long that I completed. I went in with an excellent fuel and food intake plan and followed it to the letter. I have found that I do better in cooler weather and the weather was just perfect. I do not want to mention Tinley in public; because at this time fairly small number of participants. Not alot of bells and whistles. No exposition. I would strongly recommend people put this on their to do list. Camping right at the start and I am not sure how far people went; but quite a few people stayed in local hotels also. 1.5 mile swim was the longest of my career so far.