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Toronto, Ontario
17C / 63F
Total Time = 43m 28s
Overall Rank = 23/269
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 4/37
Pre-race routine:

Nothing special, try to eat a bagel with peanut butter but went only trough half of it.
Biked to the ferry terminal and wait.
Event warmup:

Followed my coach plan: run for 10 min easy, then bike for 15 min eazy with 3 times acceleration surge for 30 seconds and then swim for few minutes.
I might have been a little too hard on the bike for the warm up as I felt my legs were tired later on... stupid am I... :(
  • 11m 20s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 50s / 100 meters

Water was cold... Figured it would be "only" 400 meters, I decided to put myself in front of the pack. Start !
Went off waaayyyy too hard at the beginning, choked water twice even before the first buoy... I was cooked already... :( Idiot !
Try not drowning for the remaining and was angry at me...
Finished paintfully and had to run for a good way on the beach and the grass up to the transition area.
I was mad and knew it was my worst swim ever...
What would you do differently?:

Use my brain a little bit more to tell myself not to go ballistic at the start. I'm conviced I would have been faster if I started slower at the start... Anyway, don't look behind, always look forward, time to hammer the bike!
Transition 1
  • 01m 41s

Average transition.
Lay on the grass to remove the wetsuit as I found it more easy. Good clip on the pedals.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, it was alright.
  • 17m 34s
  • 10 kms
  • 34.16 km/hr

Hammered the bike !
Coach told me to push as hard as I could on the bike, I did what coach is telling me to do :)
Passed a lot of people and it was the first time nobody passed me on the bike :)
Managed to go back on track on the bike and go back in the front of the pack :)
What would you do differently?:

Maybe pushed a little bit harder to try if I would have been OK.
Transition 2
  • 00m 59s

Good transition. Messed up a little bit to remove my biking shoes but other than that, alright.
What would you do differently?:

  • 11m 56s
  • 2.5 kms
  • 04m 46s  min/km

Run was OK, felt good after the bike and managed to stay in the same position I was after the bike.
Unfortunately, I did not succeed to pass anybody else in my age group.
What would you do differently?:

Pushed harder. I think I've been lazy on this one and I could have been faster.
Need to try to push more for short distance like this one.
Post race
Warm down:

Nothing, stay close to the results table and was frustrated to see I finished 4th... Happy, but, you know... ;)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Definitely the swim!
The good thing is I know what to work for the off season... ;)

Event comments:

Having a course right in Toronto is a good experience but I don't think I will do it again.
The give-it-try is too short for me now and I don't see the fun of doing 3 loops on the island for the bike course.
The course is still very well organised and it is always a pleasure to see that MSC is putting the safety first in the organisation of the race.
Godd job guys ;)

Last updated: 2011-01-31 12:00 AM
00:11:20 | 400 meters | 02m 50s / 100meters
Age Group: 7/37
Overall: 0/269
Performance: Bad
Suit: Yes
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 17C / 63F Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:41
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:17:34 | 10 kms | 34.16 km/hr
Age Group: 3/37
Overall: 0/269
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 89
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:59
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:11:56 | 02.5 kms | 04m 46s  min/km
Age Group: 14/37
Overall: 0/269
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2011-08-29 9:17 AM

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