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Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Triathlon Festival
21.6C / 71F
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = DNF/
Age Group = Men 50-54
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Went down to the site early (just after 5am), parked and sorted out where everything was. Took time and found transition and racked bike and set up spot.

Walked to the swim start and looked at the course from the shore line. Determined where I felt I would start and visualized the course.

Walk the transition to bike area (up the hill and over the bridge). And the run transition area.
Event warmup:

No real warm up. Just wandering and watching people.
  • 32m 22s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 10s / 100 meters

Good swim for me. Best pace ever and felt comfortable.Started at the back of the wave pack, but picked up on quite a few people in the wave and the some from the previous wave too. Got hit a few times in the face and legs, but all good.

Sighting a little harder on way back,as the sun was in the eyes. A lot of people had difficulty with that.
What would you do differently?:

Start a little near the front of the wave.
Transition 1
  • 06m 27s

Need work here, but for IM, it's probably good enough.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more transitions.
  • 1h 24m 11s
  • 40 kms
  • 28.51 km/hr

Good ride, have done this route before with the Becel Ride For Heart, so was familiar with the terrain, so knew what to expect.

Not A race, so didn't push the pace.
What would you do differently?:

Push the pace more if this was an A race.
Transition 2
  • 04m 8s

Couldn't find rack position so took extra time for that. Also putting things away was a pain too.
What would you do differently?:

  • 00m
  • 10 kms
  •  min/km

Bailed at the start of the run. Felt Achilles pain at the start. Also felt it when running the bike up the hill at the beginning of the bike section.

So decided to not run.
Post race
Warm down:

Was able to get bike out of transition early so walked around and left. Was home by 10:30.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Transition practice. Happy with the swim and ok with the bike too.

Event comments:

Inaugural event so lots to work out for next year.

- Packet pickup
- Run Course

Last updated: 2012-07-06 12:00 AM
00:32:22 | 1500 meters | 02m 10s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Wet Suit
Course: Out and back basically in a channel that was pretty well shielded from the lake winds.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 22C / 71F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 06:27
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:24:11 | 40 kms | 28.51 km/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back, along highway. Winds with on the way out, and then against after the turn around. Good conditions on the road, quiet road and plenty of space once out on the highway. Really steep turn on the way back off the highway which would cause some people issues (but for us BOPers, not crowded so no problemo.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 70
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:08
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:00:00 | 10 kms |  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Course: Out and back on trail, but was crowded with non runners/racers too, so looked like a challenge.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-07-28 11:20 AM

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