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Toronto, Ontario
The Toronto Marathon
Total Time = 2h 00m 13s
Overall Rank = 2409/5252
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 241/358
Pre-race routine:

Peanut butter with toasted bread
Event warmup:

5 min easy run to warm up
  • 2h 00m 13s
  • 21.08 kms
  • 05m 42s  min/km

Not as easy as you might think.
The course is definitely fast but though as some hills are killers. The first big hill is very difficult if un-prepared and a LOT of people walk for most part of it. The first water stations is just at the top of the hill and is very crowded.
Not enough water stations along the course. Felt crampy on the calves at about 14/15k because of de-hydratation.
Last piece of run on Avenue is a though one as well as it is uphill slitghly.
The arrival is very narrow
What would you do differently?:

Bring some water with me because there is not enough water stations. It think that would have change a lot for me.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched as usual

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of water => Cramps on calves...

Event comments:

Arrival too narrow, not enough indication of where to go just after the race, not enough refreshments at the end.
Good scenic race, very fast, but fast doesn't mean easy... ;)

Last updated: 2010-12-17 12:00 AM
02:00:13 | 21.08 kms | 05m 42s  min/km
Age Group: 241/358
Overall: 2409/5252
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2010-12-17 10:09 AM

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Somewhere, British Columbia
Subject: Toronto Half Marathon

2010-12-17 4:09 PM
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Subject: RE: Toronto Half Marathon
Oh I love this run! You're right, it is tricky with a few real rollers and the uphill to Queen's Park. Yikes! But I really love the section on Rosedale Valley Road - too bad with it moving to spring in 2011, it won't have that fall splendour!

Anway, i digress, congrats on your race - even with the cramps! Great job!
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